David Hammons

African American Flag 1990, Sewn fabric 48 x 96 inches

African American Flag

1990, Sewn fabric
48 x 96 inches

Born in Springfield, Illinois, 1943
Lives and works in New York, New York

David Hammons's powerful work African American Flag combines the form of the American flag with the colors of the Pan-African flag whose red, green, and black details represent blood, wealth, and skin color. The piece is an object that embraces both the artist’s nationality and his ancestry. It is an elegant melding of two worlds.