Friday, August 9, 2013

Andy Warhol to Wear a Mr. Rogers Sweater!

PITTSBURGH -- Andy Warhol the bridge, that is. Yes, the bridge will be wearing a sweater.

Knit the Bridge is the organization that is going to yarn bomb Andy Warhol. Knit the Bridge is "a grassroots, community-led arts project that brings the many diverse communities of Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania together to create a large-scale, aesthetically stunning, fiberarts installation on the Andy Warhol/7th Street Bridge.  The installation will be on view from August 12th until September 6th, 2013." http://knitthebridge.wordpress.com/about/

I stopped by the headquarters of this crazy wonderful endeavor this morning as they were preparing to load up all the panels (34" x 72") that have been knitted or crocheted to move them into town to the Andy Warhol/7th Street Bridge. Installation will happen this weekend, rain or shine (except if there's lightning). I'll add pictures when it's done.







Film crew from a local advertising agency.