London Kaye’s New York Skyline Crocheted on a Wall

Street Artist London Kaye has been yarn-bombing around New York Streets for a couple of years creating a variety of figures and forms on fences, walls, and even subway handrails. This week here attention turns to the city itself in this sidewalk-level diarama of crocheted city buildings, bridges, subway trains, and people flying through the air on bicycles.

The scale is miniature, it’s style quite childlike, this is a city you can manage to see in one day – as thousands of NYC tourists are doing at this exact moment right now. Placed on a wall that is already slammed with tags, its interesting that the artist didn’t remove the wheatpasted dogs head, which floats in the city skyline like a big moon.

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London Kaye. CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

New York, New York, a helluva town.
The Bronx is up, but the Battery’s down.
The people ride in a hole in the ground.
New York, New York, it’s a helluva town!

New York, New York, a visitor’s place,
Where no one lives on account of the pace,
But seven millions are screaming for space.
New York, New York, it’s a visitor’s place!

from On The Town

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London Kaye (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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London Kaye. The wheat paste of a dog was previously on the wall by a different artist. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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London Kaye (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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London Kaye (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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London Kaye (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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