The Craft and Folk Art Museum received a colorful makeover courtesy of a knit graffiti collective known as Yarn Bombing Los Angeles. The guerrilla art group covered the CAFAM facade in 12,000 crocheted granny squares, designed to shine a spotlight on an oft-overlooked venue of the city’s Museum Row.
Involving a wide range of contributors from 50 states and 25 countries, from visually-impaired individuals from the Braille Institute of America to neurotherapy patients from Turkey, the YBLA endeavor has evolved into a larger effort than the group first imagined. As a result, the project organizers have partnered with the Downtown Women’s Center of L.A. to extend the knitted work in Skid Row until December 2013.
This installation blends the best parts of craft culture and architecture to create an urban intervention that aims to challenge those nasty preconceptions of what art really is. (via)