The Olympics have inspired me to compile some images of the American flag.

"Three Flags" by Jasper Johns (1958).
Whitney Museum of Art.
"Flag" by Jasper Johns (1960).
Encaustic and printed paper collage on paper laid down on canvas.
Once owned by author Michael Crichton, who died in 2008.
Sold by Christie's for $28.6 million in 2010.
Christie's auction catalog called the piece, which sold within two minutes, "one of the greatest icons of modern art alongside Picasso's 'Guernica' and Andy Warhol's 'Marilyn'."
"La Nouvelle Chute de L'Amerique" by Roy Lichtenstein (1992).
Etching aquatint.
Keith Haring.

"American Flag" by Andy Warhol (Executed in 1976-1986).
Four stitched gelatin silver prints.
Sold by Christie's for $41,825 in 2002.

"American Flag" by Robert Mapplethorpe (1987/1989).
Gelatin silver print.
Sold by Christie's for $8,963 in 2002.


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