The Shrillest Flag Art on Tumblr

shrill_eflags is a Tumblr feed documenting the many uses of the US flag in (non-folk) art, ranging from gallery installations to documentary photography.  The archives start in January of this year and @theshrillest (aka Shrill Cosby) has been posting over 60 times each month since then.

It is dazzling to see all the many ways the US flag appears, transformed and situated, in this flood of online imagery.  Here is a small sampling.

January

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Cape Cod, 1947
Henri Cartier-BressonCape Cod, 1947

February

Everitte Barbee - American Flag (2014).  The Arabic text is the Pledge of Allegiance.
Everitte BarbeeAmerican Flag (2014). The Arabic text is the Pledge of Allegiance.

March

Stacey Lee Webber - God Bless America: American Flags, 2009 (pennies, steel)
Stacey Lee WebberGod Bless America: American Flags, 2009 (pennies, steel)

April

James Cameron - still from Avatar, 2012
James Cameron – still from Avatar, 2012

May

Hans Haacke - installation view of State of the Union, Paula Cooper Gallery, NY, 2005
Hans Haacke – installation view of State of the Union, Paula Cooper Gallery, NY, 2005
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Author: SDM

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