Dread Scott Flag Work Goes into Collections of Several Major Museums

August 30th, 2017

Artist Dread Scott’s flag work, A Man Was Lynched by Police Yesterday, is being added to the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and the Whitney, Art News reports. “You’re approximately six times more likely to be killed by the police if you’re black than if you’re white,” Scott said. “That is the terror that is perpetuated among people today, and that is the legacy of lynching. I want this flag to be a phantasm of the past: both as a means to mark this horror from the past that exists in the present, but also as the resistance from the past that persists in the present. The flag was flown because the NAACP organized people to stop lynching.”Read more at Art News