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Jasper Johns, Flag. Encaustic, oil and collage on fabric mounted on plywood, 1954–55

Jasper Johns, Flag. Encaustic, oil and collage on fabric mounted on plywood, 1954–55

David Hammons, Untitled (African American Flag) (1991/2015) flying above MoMA PS1’s courtyard for ‘Greater New York.’ Photo via ARTnews.

David Hammons, Untitled (African American Flag),1991/2015, flying above MoMA PS1’s courtyard for “Greater New York.” Photo via ARTnews.

Thornton Dial, Don't Matter How Raggly the Flag, It Still Got to Tie Us Together, 2003. Mattress coils, chicken wire, clothing, can lids, found metal, plastic twine, wire, Splash Zone compound, enamel, and spray paint on canvas on wood.

Thornton Dial, Don’t Matter How Raggly the Flag, It Still Got to Tie Us Together, 2003.
Mattress coils, chicken wire, clothing, can lids, found metal, plastic twine, wire, Splash Zone compound, enamel, and spray paint on canvas on wood. (Shout out to Robert Boyd for posting this on Facebook.)

If you need a history refresher on American independence, catch Christina Rees’ throwback find of Schoolhouse Rocks.

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