Duke Riley: Tattoos and a naval battle for Greenpoint Gazette


This week for Greenpoint Gazette I wrote about artist and tattoo artist Duke Riley.


On August 13th artist and owner of East River Tattoo Duke Riley staged a Naumachia titled Those About to Die Salute You at the former World’s Fairgrounds in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. Naumachia is a bloody spectator sport hosted by Roman emperors where prisoners fought to their death in naval battles as a means to appease the masses in times of economic and societal collapse.
Read the rest here.

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