Nov 15, 2018 - Sale 2494

Sale 2494 - Lot 182

Price Realized: $ 22,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
Flag (Moratorium).

Color offset lithograph on wove paper, 1969. 435x656 mm; 17 1/8x25 7/8 inches, full margins. Signed and numbered 37/300 in pencil, lower margin. Published by the Committee Against the War in Vietnam. A superb impression of this important lithograph.

Johns (born 1930) created this image to commermorate the anti-war Moratorium Marches that occurred throughout the United States in the fall of 1969. Johns subverted the image of the American flag, combining an Agent Orange-esque hue and a sickly shade of green along with a bullet hole in order to draw attention to the violence and horror the United States had wrought upon Vietnam since the start of the war more than a decade earlier. ULAE S5.