This is the State flag and nothing more than that really. I thought at first that it might be a gesture of independence, but it’s not. It was raised on a couple of houses in the district we are staying.
It’s described as follows:
“Historic Bear Flag raised at Sonoma on June 14, 1846, by a group of American settlers in revolt against Mexican rule. The flag was designed by William Todd on a piece of new unbleached cotton. The star imitated the lone star of Texas. … The word, “California Republic” was placed beneath the star and bear.”
Still life with fire hydrant, lets call this a conceptual piece. In the Museum of Modern Art this would be displayed in a large white room with a brown line an arm’s length from it to signify you can’t touch it or go any nearer. Modern Art kept at arm’s length, perhaps a good idea sometimes. As it is it was on the roadside on the way to Larchmont.
In my next posting I’ll be talking a little more about the Museum of Modern Art which is over the road from the Broad. The Broad is a private museum of art featuring the collection of works owned by one couple: The Broads
More to come!