Rubbish from the sea off New York becomes art at the Brooklyn Museum

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Duke Riley once made pigeons dance in front of the Manhattan skyline. Now the US artist has turned rubbish floating in the sea off New York into art. The exhibition “Death to the Living, Long Live Trash”, on display at the Brooklyn Museum from Friday onwards, shows dozens of objects, among them plastic bottles and other objects being connected up into mosaics. “I’ve been out on the water for years and I see how plastic waste has increased and how you find other things, like glass or shells, much less often,” Riley told dpa during an exhibition preview. Riley, who comes from Boston and now live…

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