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

07.11.11 Marina Galperina

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 an I♥NY hat, a map and some local shopping bags.

Proceed to Kickstarter to make this “contemporary monument to tourism” a reality in time for the Art In Odd Places festival this October. Kickstarter funds will be used for prop fabrication, installation, de-installation and documentation.