Sunday, August 12, 2007

THE LAST FLIGHT OF THE “TURTLE”…


“No officer, I don’t have a license for this wooden submarine that I built in my garage”…
Continuing the trend of Banksy-style art/publicity stunts, heroically named Brooklyn-based multimedia art agitator DUKE RILEY got himself in some serious hot water with the feds this week when he paddled his latest creation, a wooden replica of America’s first submarine called “The Turtle” up alongside US ship the Queen Mary 2 which had just docked in Red Hook. Fearing a terrorist attack, the Coast Guard were called in and Riley’s floatie—which he spent the last five months constructing almost entirely out of Oak—got impounded. Riley, however, got all the press he needed for his forthcoming show this fall at Chelsea’s MAGNAN PROJECTS. Check out the NY TIMES‘ coverage of the fiasco:


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