In Queens, an Art Exhibition Gone Wild
By Libby Nelson
August 14, 2009
Sated with free beer and wine, and plenty of it, the toga-wearing crowd flung microwaved tomatoes and morsels of baguette into the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park reflecting pool in Queens.
“Boats!” they yelled. “Boats! Boats! Boats!”
This was an art exhibition “” a phrase that perhaps conjures a more subdued event. But the art, “Those About to Die Salute You,” involved moving humans, boats on water and those tomatoes. It was the creation of Duke Riley, whose work skews aquatic, fluid and unpredictable: He once built a wooden submarine, floated it too close to the Queen Mary 2, and was arrested. Continue reading “Artist Duke Riley & New York Museums Face-Off”