Flags on Artsy

Artsy.net is an online platform for art collecting and education, “making the art world accessible to anyone with an Internet connection”.  A well-funded startup, it recently made news by hosting the first art auction in which the art objects were algorithms, and makes use of algorithms to structure content on its site in an effort it calls the Art Genome Project.

Of interest to vexillologists, Artsy offers profiles on Jasper Johns, David Datuna, and other flag artists, as well as “genes” like flagamerican flag, chinese flag, etc.

Some examples of flag art on Artsy:

Chen Man: Long Live the Motherland, Shanghai No. 1, 2010
Chen Man: Long Live the Motherland, Shanghai No. 1, 2010
alien-nation
Chris Henry: Alien Nation, 2014
son-of-the-moon
Son of the Moon: Mute, 2014
johns-flag-and-vase
Jasper Johns: Untitled (Flag & Vase), 2000
brian-alfred-flag
Brian Alfred: Flag, 2015
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Author: SDM

Ethnography * Technology * Design

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