Chris Ofili to Fly ‘Union Black’ Flag Outside The Tate Britain

July 3rd, 2017

Artist Chris Ofili has agreed to let the Tate Britain fly his ‘Union Black’ flag, which replaces the Red, White and Blue of the UK’s Union Jack with a pan-African Red, Green and Black. “The flag may have added resonance for Londoners in these times, but it is important anyway in a wider framework because it speaks to the international makeup of a city where so many people of African descent live and work,” said Alex Farquharson, director of Tate Britain. “It has something to say about British identity and about our colonial past, as well as about our artistic place in the world.”

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