Daniel Aronstein

Flag Series, 2000

Daniel Aronstein (American, born 1956), Flag Series, 2000, acrylic on muslin, each: 8 x 10 in. Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, 2001.1.

"The Flag Series, begun in 1983, conjoins Pop Art, Folk Art, and Impressionist Art as it explores the flag as a mosaic. Each flag investigates the abstract ideal of "American Flagness" by deconstructing its uniform elements, and reconcatenizing them into a moving celebration of historicity and unicity. Collectively, the Flag Series is a community of paintings which celebrate diversity, dialogue and unity."—Daniel Aronstein