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Early Friday morning, a mysterious statue of Edward Snowden appeared in Union Square Park in New York City, opposite the Abraham Lincoln statue.

Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill were on hand when the statue was unloaded, although they apparently had no connection with the statue’s appearance.

The mystery of the statue has been solved. It is an art piece by Delaware-based artist Jim Dessicino.

The piece is being shown as part of the festival Art In Odd Places, which celebrates art by (as the name suggests) placing it all over the city in odd places. The festival itself, which is running from Thursday through Sunday, is on 14th Street from the Hudson River to Avenue C. The theme of the festival is “Free.”

Written by HARRISON JACOBS
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