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"Tourist-In-Chief" is an installation designed by Leon Reid IV to be placed on a statue of George Washington located in New York City.
"Tourist-In-Chief" is an installation designed by Leon Reid IV to be placed on a statue of George Washington located in New York City.
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"Tourist-In-Chief" is an installation by public artist Leon Reid IV to be placed on a classical equestrian statue of George Washington located in Union Square, NYC. The installation was selected for realization by this year's Art In Odd Places festival, Oct 1-10, 2011.

"Tourist-In-Chief" is designed to transform Washington into a contemporary monument to tourism. This transformation will be made by adding large scale props such as an "I Love NY" hat, camera, NYC subway map, and local shopping bags. "Tourist-In-Chief" is intended to achieve 3 goals:

1) Make a comic reflection of New York's tourist industry.

2) Create a work of art that is enjoyable for all demographics (tourists and New Yorkers alike)

3) Spark public curiosity as to Washington's role in New York City history. (ex. his inauguration on Wall Street, 1789)

"Tourist-In-Chief" is related to a previous Leon Reid IV installation "True Yank" on a statue of Abraham Lincoln, commissioned by URBIS contemporary art museum and permitted by The City of Manchester, England.

"True Yank" was an enormously popular installation because it was fun and inspired the local residents to re-discover their own history and the role that an American president played in shaping a British city. For "Tourist-In-Chief" we plan to create the same type of enthusiasm for our history through the use of a little humor.

The funds you provide us through Kickstarter will be used to cover costs related to:

  • Prop fabrication
  • Equipment rental (for installation)
  • Installation/removal
  • Licensed install crew
  • Photo/Video documentation
  • Administrative fees related to permit process

With your support, "Tourist-In-Chief" will be possible! We appreciate pledges of any amount and look forward to transport Washington into the 21st Century! Please review the great rewards we offer for each level of support.

Thanks so much for your interest and support!

Leon Reid IV and "Tourist-In-Chief" team

Press response for "Tourist-In-Chief"

The Village VOICE

The L MAGAZINE

Wooster Collective

Animal New York

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    Contribution de 1 $ ou plus Environ 1,00 $

    A warm thank you email from us!

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    Contribution de 5 $ ou plus Environ 5 $

    A personally addressed and signed "Tourist-In-Chief" postcard, created exclusively for this Kickstarter campaign and your name mentioned on our list of supporters at www.leonthe4th.com. (for international backers please add $1 for shipping)

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    Contribution de 25 $ ou plus Environ 25 $

    A signed 8.5''x11'' "True Yank" photographic print, a "Tourist-In-Chief" postcard, a personal thank you letter and your name mentioned on our list of supporters at www.leonthe4th.com. (for international backers please add $5 for shipping)

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    Contribution de 50 $ ou plus Environ 50 $

    A "Publc Discourse" DVD (cult classic street-art documentary featuring Leon Reid IV, Shepard Fairy, Swoon +), a signed 8.5''x11'' "True Yank" photographic print, a "Tourist-In-Chief" postcard, a personal thank you letter and your name mentioned on our list of supporters at www.leonthe4th.com. (for international backers please add $10 for shipping)

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    Contribution de 75 $ ou plus Environ 75 $

    A signed "The Adventures of Darius and Downey" book (novel about Leon Reid IV's street-art), A "Public Discourse" DVD (cult classic street-art documentary featuring Leon Reid IV, Shepard Fairy, Swoon +), a signed 8.5''x11'' "True Yank" photographic print, a "Tourist-In-Chief" postcard, a personal thank you letter and your name mentioned on our list of supporters at www.leonthe4th.com. (for international backers please add $10 for shipping)

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    Contribution de 100 $ ou plus Environ 100 $

    A unique handmade wire scuplture (4''x2''x2''), a signed "The Adventures of Darius and Downey" book (novel about Leon Reid IV's street-art), a signed 8.5''x11'' "True Yank" photographic print, a "Tourist-In-Chief" postcard, a personal thank you letter and your name mentioned on our list of supporters at www.leonthe4th.com. (for international backers please add $10 for shipping)

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    Contribution de 250 $ ou plus Environ 250 $

    An original Leon Reid IV "Masterwork Remix" collage (8.5''x11'') with a letter of authenticity, a "Tourist-In-Chief" postcard, a personal thank you letter and your name mentioned on our list of supporters at www.leonthe4th.com. (for international backers please add $10 for shipping)

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    Contribution de 500 $ ou plus Environ 500 $

    An original "Tourist-In-Chief" preparatory sketch (8.5''x11'') with a letter of authenticity, a personal invitation to Leon Reid IV's studio in Brooklyn, NY, and your name mentioned on our list of supporters at www.leonthe4th.com. (for international backers please add $10 for shipping)

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    Contribution de 1 000 $ ou plus Environ 1 000 $

    An original "Tourist-In-Chief" prop (large hat, large camera, large subway map) with a letter of authenticity, a personal invitation to Leon Reid IV's studio in Brooklyn, NY, a personal invitation to witness the installation of "Tourist-In-Chief" (between Oct. 1-10th) in NYC and your name mentioned on our list of supporters at www.leonthe4th.com. (for international backers please add $20 for shipping)

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