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Photograph of Duke Riley in the Acorn (2007)

By Duke Riley

Photograph of Duke Riley in The Acorn Submarine, (2007), c-print, 44 x 30 inches (111.8 x 76.2 cm) Photographer, Chuck Dee; Magnan Metz Gallery To protest the U.S. government’s infringement on civil liberties, Riley built a replica of a Revolutionary War submarine that was used to attack a British flagship and attempted to reenact the mission by navigating his vessel toward the docked Queen Mary 2 in New York City’s harbor. Although arrested, Riley also won considerable critical attention for his audacious and imaginative act.

Picture of Duke Riley in an acorn style submarine in the water facing the statue of liberty