Duke Riley’s Foolish, Fantastic Voyage


The New York Times published an interesting photo essay on tattooed Brooklyn artist Duke Riley and the mayhem caused by his art project, the homemade Revolutionary War-era replica submarine that was picked up by law enforcement officials as it bobbed near the Queen Mary II on Friday. Law enforcement officials dubbed the incident ‘marine mischief’ and it ended before becoming a larger incident.

A bit of an insane thing to do given terrorism concerns around New York City, but then again artists have never been lauded for their sanity. Riley also works as a tattoo artist.

Voyage of the Acorn [nyt – photo essay]
One Man’s Art (a Submarine?) Runs Into Trouble [nyt]
Duke Riley [website]