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‘Tourist in Chief’ Approved by the Parks Department!

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 […]

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Tourist-in-Chief and Community Board Vs The Parks Department: It’s On!

Brooklyn public artist Leon Reid IV presented his case to the Community Board 5 last night and pwned the Parks Department. Even though the Parks Department emailed ahead to “deny” Reid’s Tourist in Chief installation permit, Reid proved that decking out Union Square’s George Washington statue in tourist bling for 13 hours would delight and […]

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Tourist-in-Chief Vs. Upside-Down Elephant Art for Union Square

The New York Parks Department rejected Tourist in Chief, but Brooklyn artist Leon Reid IV still wants to deck out Union Square’s Washington statue in over-sized tourist bling. The artist tells ANIMAL that he will be presenting his project before the Community Board 5 Monday, Aug 29 at 6pm.  […]

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Tourist-in-Chief: Dress Up Union Square’s Washington Statue

Brooklyn public artist Leon Reid IV has previously turned a Lincoln statue in Manchester into True Yank, complete with a Yankee hat, an Africa Medallion and gold “Union” bling. Now he wants to update the statue of George Washington in Union Square by decking it out with large scale props resembling typical tourist regalia like […]

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Artsy Makeover of George Washington Statue Denied by City

Brooklyn public artist Leon Reid IV’s bid to dress up Union Square Park’s Washington statue as a tourist had succeeded on Kickstarter but was rejected by the New York Parks Department. Reid was going to use Kickstarter funds to create oversize props for the monument in time for the Art In Odd Places festival this […]

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