Tribute Deemed Fake Bomb


Artist Takeshi Miyakawa’s public art installation was meant to be a city-wide tribute to New York.

Strangely, the project, which involved hanging illuminated plastic bags with the ‘I  ♥ NY’ slogan, prompted a call to the bomb squad and landed Miyakawa in jail on Saturday. He has been charged with reckless endangerment and placing “a false bomb or hazardous substance.” Furthermore, the judge ordered him held pending a psychological evaluation. Absurd.

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →