Oct 07, 2021 - Sale 2581

Sale 2581 - Lot 196

Price Realized: $ 50,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000
NOAH PURIFOY (1917 - 2004)
The Flag.

Cloth assemblage, 2001. Approximately 850x635mm; 33 1/2x25 inches; 1035x831 mm; 40 3/4x32 3/4 inches (framed under acrylic). Signed and dated in ink, lower right on the mount.

Provenance: collection of the artist; private collection, California.

This assemblage is made of deconstructed strips of the American flag; according to the owner, Noah Purifoy stated this artwork was his response to the attack on 9/11 and the spirit of unity that brought the nation together afterward.