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Re: The American Flag in Contemporary Art


From: Judie (judiej50_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Sep 26 2001 - 02:59:08 PDT

Another artist's work to look at is Peter Max. I saw a show of his last
November which was mostly Statue of Liberty and the American Flag images.


>Maggie White was fortunate to take her students to see this exhibit when it
>was in Phoenix.... She sent me this information about the book/exhibit
>From Maggie:
>The book is titled Old Glory, The American Flag in Contemporary Art
> ) It was produced by the
>Cleveland Center for Contemporary. Some of the more well-known artists
>featured are Diane Arbus, Robert Frank, Luis Jimenez, Jasper Johns (four
>works), Donald Lipski, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Faith
>Ringgold, Larry Rivers, Claes Oldenburg, and Tom Wesselman. Most of the
>images are pretty straightforward .... some carry symbolic messages that
>would create discussion.