Photo Gallery: Andy Warhol Bridge Yarn Bombing Wins Public Art Award

The bridge was covered in more than 3,000 feet of colorful, hand-knit blankets in honor of the late pop artist’s 85th birthday.


Photos by Deborah Hosking
 

 

“Knit the Bridge” was more than a unique piece of public art — it’s also an award winner.

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto chose the yarn bombing of the Andy Warhol Bridge as this year’s recipient of the Mayor’s Award for Public Art.

For about a month, beginning in August of 2013, the bridge was adorned with 580 brightly colored fabric and handmade yarn panels stretching about 1,000 feet over the Allegheny River.

It was an amazing sight.

What most people didn’t see was the hard work of hundreds of Pittsburghers that made the public art installation possible. We wanted to share again 30 incredible photos of the construction by photographer Deborah Hosking.

 

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Photo by Annette Sandberg

 

 

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