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‘Tourist in Chief’ Approved by the Parks Department!

09.30.11 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL is happy to report that public artist Leon Reid IV has finally received permission from the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to dress up the Union Square Park’s statue of George Washington as Tourist-In-Chief, blinged out in oversized props of mock tourist regalia. It’s been a long, long fight, but art fun has triumphed over snooty bureaucracy. Part of the Art In Odd Places festival, the work will be on view this Saturday, 8am to 7pm. Hurray!