This symbol of American freedom has been the source of inspiration to many contemporary artist throughout the last century – often using it’s iconic image to form political commentary about the issues facing the nation.
While Jasper Johns repped the American flag harder than most, here are a few other artists that reinterpreted the symbol with materials ranging from toy soliders to drift wood as.
Flag by Leo Villareel
American Flag by Vic Muniz
Video Flag Z by Nam June Paik
U.S.A. Flag by Claes Oldenburg
Flag #10 by Sara Rahbar
American Flag (Toy Soldiers #12) by Dave Cole
Poster for the New York City Ballet by Keith Harring
The Ballot or the Bullet by Robert Longo
Trinket by William Pope
Pill Flag by Ray Geary
Elbow Lake by James Rosenquist
Happy Fourth of July!!!