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This flag was my contribution to Phillip VonZweck's project "Temporary Allegiance" at the University of Illinois Chicago's Gallery 400. My idea went to the synthesis of a red flag and a red carpet as a sign of warning and welcome, revolt and invitation, the proletariat and the bourgeois, etc... Step onto the red carpet and you tread on the flag of our fathers. It simultaneously interrogates and embraces the anti-institutional institution of contemporary art, where the elitist artist has to hate the man, and needs the man - and is the man.

Temporary Allegiance