May 12, 2022 - Sale 2604

Sale 2604 - Lot 230

Price Realized: $ 18,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 20,000
Flag (Moratorium).

Color offset lithograph on wove paper, 1969. 435x652 mm; 17 1/4x25 3/4 inches, wide margins. Proof, aside from the edition of 300. Signed in pencil, lower right. Published by the Committee Against the War in Vietnam.

Johns (born 1930) created this image to commemorate 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.