Rainbow American Flag on Pink Field of Jasper in the Style of Artist's Boyfriend, 2007, acrylic and glitter on linen, 66” x 49”
Three Rainbow American Flags for Jasper in the Style of the Artist's Boyfriend, 2005, glitter and oil on linen, 31” x 45¾” x 5”
images courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
Because Modern Art Notes is currently doing a series on the flag in contemporary art, I thought I would post what I think are two of the great examples by Jonathan Horowitz. I also posted on the BuzzFeed page specific to this project, saying "Jonathan Horowitz's take on the Johns flag turns a sign-of-a-sign into a sign of the times. Looking like a glittered birthday cake or a flea market t-shirt, his America is alive with ambivalence. It's garish but personal, tasteless, but honest."
His current show, Obama '08 is up now at Gavin Brown's enterprise, complete with an over-sized Hillary Clinton figurine, celebratory balloons, and an homage to the Hall of Presidents.