Street Artist Olek Accused Of Littering

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Street Artist Olek Accused Of Littering

If you've wandered through the Brick Lane area of late, chances are you'll have seen the crocheted street art of Olek, who currently has an exhibition on at Tony's Gallery, Sclater Street. Not everyone's a fan of the gaudy creations, however. Tower Hamlets council, in wonderfully Victorian language, classes this Brick Lane piece as "things so deposited on highways as to be a nuisance". It's now "under investigation" by the waste enforcement folks, and could land the artist an £80 fine for littering.

Photo by Sam Frankl

Last Updated 22 March 2012

Jean-Michel Genre

Corr...wish someone could put these on most of the objects in Damian Hursts show.

Jean-Michel Genre

My challenge to the artist is to knit a giant notice, large enough to completely envelop the town hall :O)

Isobel Gladman

My boyfriend did the music for Olek's video! http://vimeo.com/38120830