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Ishknits Bombs The Art Museum

April 3, 2011


Sheee’s baaack… Fresh off her (now) world famous Blue Line yarn bomb, Ishknits strikes the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

LOVE it Jessie!! Keep up the good work.

21 Comments leave one →
  1. April 3, 2011 7:53 pm

    hey Awesome! I guess it was still up today?!?!? Very cool pics, can I use some for my site?

  2. Daniela permalink
    April 3, 2011 11:17 pm

    i know that with any other kind of street art things are often taken off or mostly covered by other street art, but in the case of yarn bombing and the current things from ishknits, such as this one, what happens? is it simply cut off? and by whom? how often do these things last in the public eye before they are taken off?

    perhaps it seems like an easy answer, but i found myself thinking about this the other day, specifically because it pertains to a kind of art that is not defacing or is as permanent as spray paint and, in such case, wheat pasting, etc. one can even make a connection to orion’s reverse graffiti and that one video that shows his work not even surviving a night, which leads me to ask about the mortality of ishknits’ pieces; or do they actually defy the fate of being taken down and are left along to wither with time?

  3. Sherry W permalink
    April 4, 2011 11:30 am

    As a fellow knitter or crocheter, I’d love to see some better workmanship here. I know this is being done in a hurry, but egads these projects look like Frankenstein knits. If you are going to call this ‘art’ and showcase fiber crafts I’d like not to see giant baste seaming from 8 feet away. Couldn’t one sneak in with a measuring tape or Velcrom or at least hem on the inside?

    Besides, it will be in the landfill after someone cuts it off in a couple hours. Sad.

    • nat permalink
      April 7, 2011 10:56 am

      Gee, Sherry. I bet you’re a real blast at parties.

      I enjoy the element of surprise while going about my day through the city and finding a colorfully wrapped light post with a friendly message stitched across it. It’s just a joy to see. Plain and simple.

  4. @RobertTheGenius permalink
    April 4, 2011 1:03 pm

    Very clever. I love the rocky statue and im happy you were able to find a way to get your point across without damaging the statue. Good shit.

  5. Lisa permalink
    April 4, 2011 1:54 pm

    Saw it while zooming past the museum last night! Brilliant!!!

  6. April 5, 2011 10:14 am

    I hope it’s ok that I ‘piggybacked’ on your admonition to ‘use away’ in your earlier comment and posted your photos on my blog this morning.

    They are terrific and I really appreciate being able to ‘spread the word’ about yarnbombing to some of my fiber arts friends! Thanks so much, Conrad!

    (Here’s the link to my post if you’re interested!):

  7. April 5, 2011 3:29 pm

    TY TY TY I hate that statue and it’s stupid, lo-brow tourists. I was mortified that all my visiting teenaged grandson wanted to see was that damn thing. I made him spend three hours inside the museum first and then let him go see Rocky. When I asked what he thought, he said “I guess its not as good as that naked lady with the bow and arrow!”


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