Broad Acquires a David Hammons Flag
One of the Amsterdam flags was auctioned for $2.05 million in 2017. MoMA owns another.
When first exhibited in 1990 African-American Flag was understood as a reference to the culture war sparked by Dread Scott's 1988 installation What Is the Proper Way to Display a US Flag? That presented a red, white, and blue flag on the floor. President George H.W. Bush called Scott's piece "disgraceful" and unsuccessfully lobbied for a constitutional amendment to "protect the flag."