David Hammons African-American Flag
Artist Spotlight

Up Close: David Hammons


In the latest episode of Up Close, our associate curator Sarah Loyer discusses David Hammons’s great artwork, African-American Flag (1990)—an artwork that takes on the complex topic of American identity and ideals. Loyer explains the symbolism within this work, including what influential civil rights leader and writer W.E.B. Du Bois described as the “two-ness" of being both American and Black.

Presented by Leading Partner East West Bank

About Up Close

In this video series featuring The Broad's curators Ed Schad and Sarah Loyer, we take a deeper look at works in the Broad collection, which is notable for the exceptional depth of its holdings and dedication to the full arc of artists' careers.

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