Flag Series

TODT

Flag Series

Artist:

TODT

Date:

1986

Medium:

Spray paint on paper

Dimensions:

24 x 36 in. (60.96 x 91.44 cm.)

Accession #:

2006.21

Credit Line:

Gift of Deborah T. and Benjamin Mangel

Copyright:

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This painting on paper has been made using a stencil and spray paint. A deconstructed American flag is in the foreground, running along the bottom of the paper. The tattered/ deconstructed flag elements resemble collage, but careful scrutiny reveals the artists' dexterous use of spray paint and stenciling- the fragments are indeed painted. In the background, a landscape appears to have been devastated by an explosion. A dark, ominous sky, created through deft handling of aerosol paint, contributes to the dark sensibility of the work.