Monday, August 06, 2007
FBO: 'Will Attempt to Procure the Turtle'
Philip Duke Riley -- called a 'Brooklyn art boob' by today's New York Post, and a 'Sub Moron' by that paper this weekend -- created a wooden replica of a Revolutionary War 'submarine' called the 'Turtle.' Last Friday he floated it in the East River -- he had no means to 'drive it' on his own. The NY Times said it drifted by condoms and dead rats. His goal: the Queen Elizabeth 2 ship, where he wanted to get a photograph of himself drinking a beer next to it. He was detained by terror-alert authorities and his submarine hauled away. One policeman laughed, 'I don't know what we are going to do with it.'
The FBO does not know if this is actually 'art,' as Riley maintains. But the FBO likes the effort.
ACTION POINT: The FBO will contact authorities about purchasing the submarine...
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