LeonIV A Spider Lurks In Brooklyn

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Leon Reid IV explains plans for ASLB during a studio visit by A Blade of Grass. Video by Anne Goodfriend, 2012.



We are pleased to release the new ASLB print series:

Signed, Giclee print edition of 100.
21" x 27", archival paper.
$125 tax-dedutable.
Price: $250 including shipping.

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"A Spider Lurks In Brooklyn" (ASLB) is public artist Leon Reid IV's most innovative project to date. A massive Funnel-web spider is seen crawling through the cables of the Brooklyn Bridge; transforming the way in which New York's most famous monument is interpreted. The ALSB experience is expected to be equally wonderful, mysterious and enjoyable for both adults and children. The proposed installation is intended to be on display during the Haloween season of 2014.

Download the full ASLB proposal, click here>>

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ASLB is fiscally sponsored by Artspire, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA); a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Artspire receives donations on behalf of ASLB and oversees the dibursement of funds. Your donation to ASLB is tax-deductable.

Donate to ASLB, click here>>

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Renowned architecht and ecological designer Mitchell Joachim PhD. wrote of A Spider Lurks in Brooklyn:


"Leon Reid IV's public art project A Spider Lurks In Brooklyn adeptly puts the 'funk' in functionalism."


ASLB has received critical acclaim from leading figures in the creative financial and political fields. To download a selection of endorsement letters click here>>

If you are interested in submitting a letter of endorsement we recommend that you structure your letter based on our previous endorsements. Please send all submissions via email to: caroline@leonthe4th.com.





ASLB has received press coverage from the following outlets:

The Gothamist>>
The New York Post>>
The Village Voice>>
The L Magazine>>
The Washington Post>>
Uptown Radio>>

If you are a member of the press and would like images, texts, quotes and more, you can download a press kit .zip file here>>

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Leon Reid IV has been on the edge of public art for over 17 years. Listed as one of the "60 Innovators Shaping Our Creative Future" by Thames & Hudson, he is widely known for his public art interventions in New York City, the United Kingdom and Europe, and recognized as a pioneer in the genres of graffiti and street art.

Reid holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and a Master of Arts from Central St. Martins School of Art and Design in London, U.K. He lives and works in Brooklyn.

To visit Leon Reid IV's main site, click here>>

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The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is the city agency responsible for oversight and maintenance of the Brooklyn Bridge. The DOT has not issued a permit for ASLB and there is no guarantee that ASLB will ultimately receive approval, allowing for the installation to move forward.  ASLB may be modified from its currently conceived form to satisfy DOT regulations at any stage of the planning and realization process.