Leon Reid’s Tourist-in-Chief

Last Saturday in Union Square, Leon Reid IV‘s latest temporary public sculpture existed from dawn until dusk, and then was dismantled. For Tourist-in-Chief, Leon attached some new accessories to Union Square’s sculpture of George Washington. It was part of this year’s Art in Odd Places festival. It’s in the same vein as his True Yank piece from a few years back. As Banksy said, “If you have a statue in the city centre you could go past it every day on your way to school and never even notice it, right. But as soon as someone puts a traffic cone on its head, you’ve made your own sculpture.”

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Photos courtesy of Leon Reid IV