Thursday, August 13, 2009

For Those About to Die We Salute You

"Those About to Die Salute You, a battle on water wielded with baguette swords and watermelon cannon balls by New York’s art dignitaries, took place on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 6 pm in a flooded World’s Fair-era reflecting pool in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, just outside of the Queens Museum of Art. Various types of vessels were designed and constructed by artist provocateur Duke Riley and his collaborators: the galleons, some made of reeds harvested in the park, were used to stage a citywide battle of the art museums in which representatives from the Queens Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and El Museo del Barrio  battled before a toga-clad crowd of frenzied onlookers". Musical Spectacle provided by the Hell-Bent Hookers. - via Queens Museum of Art Website.
Photos by Jason Geller