Artist Leon Reid IV's rolls are a statement about the futility of a college degree, he said.
Part of Leon Reid IV's new work was tossed around during Sandy and then restored, he said.
Some artists are giving up on the Commercial Street space that Newtown Creek flooded during Sandy.
Public artist Leon Reid IV got official approval Thursday to dress up a statue of George Washington in Union Square to look like an average New York City tourist.
Unsuspecting pedestrians may see a wish station, a person entirely covered by fabric and subway signs altered to include historical place names.
Community Board 5's Parks Committee voted unanimously in favor of an artist's bid to dress the George Washington Statue in Union Square in tourist gear.
The Parks Department nixed his 'Tourist in Chief' public art installation . Now, Brooklyn-based public artist Leon Reid IV is planning to plead his case to Community Board 5.
Public artist Leon Reid IV wanted to dress up the statue of George Washington in Union Square to look like a typical New York tourist.
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