Saturday, April 23, 2011

"Identity Theft" New public art installation by Leon Reid IV

"Identity Theft" depicts a 14ft sculpture of a cat burglar creeping on a Brooklyn rooftop pillaging a social media profile picture as often used to symbolize identity on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Inspired by a recent robbery in his own building complex, Reid decided to place the concept of theft in a 21st century context, whereby personal information is often more vulnerable than personal property.

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This installation is part of Leon Reid IV: A Decade Of Public Art

On view until May 8
Pandemic Gallery
37 Broadway (btwn Kent and Wythe)
Brooklyn,NY 11211