Dread Scott, ‘A Man Was Lynched by Police Yesterday’, 2017, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Benefit Auction
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Dread Scott

A Man Was Lynched by Police Yesterday, 2017

Silkscreen on Canvas
59 × 37 1/2 in
149.9 × 95.3 cm
Edition 3/10
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Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Benefit Auction

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Dread Scott
American, b. 1965
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With a pseudonym that honors Dred Scott and dreadlocked Rastafarians, artist and activist Dread Scott makes “revolutionary art to propel history forward,” he says. “My work is part of helping [to] get to a different era.” What is the Proper Way to Display a U.S. Flag? (1988) is his most famous (and infamous) work—a multimedia installation that invited viewers to record their reactions to a photomontage of the American flag being variously used and desecrated. In order to reach the ledger, however, it was necessary to step on a flag lying on the floor, prompting Chicago’s City Council to pass legislation barring desecration of the flag (a ban that would later be ruled unconstitutional.)

Dread Scott, ‘A Man Was Lynched by Police Yesterday’, 2017, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Benefit Auction
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Dread Scott
American, b. 1965
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With a pseudonym that honors Dred Scott and dreadlocked Rastafarians, artist and activist Dread Scott makes “revolutionary art to propel history forward,” he says. “My work is part of helping [to] get to a different era.” What is the Proper Way to Display a U.S. Flag? (1988) is his most famous (and infamous) work—a multimedia installation that invited viewers to record their reactions to a photomontage of the American flag being variously used and desecrated. In order to reach the ledger, however, it was necessary to step on a flag lying on the floor, prompting Chicago’s City Council to pass legislation barring desecration of the flag (a ban that would later be ruled unconstitutional.)

Dread Scott

A Man Was Lynched by Police Yesterday, 2017

Silkscreen on Canvas
59 × 37 1/2 in
149.9 × 95.3 cm
Edition 3/10
.
Bidding closed
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