Flags Over the Seine

Upon coming out of the Musée d’Orsay a few weeks ago, I noticed that the Léopold-Sédar-Senghor bridge across the way was more dressed up than usual.ImageThere was no sign indicating how long these flags would adorn the bridge or who designed them.  From afar they formed a rainbow of colors, but closer observation revealed that each flag only included two or three colors in an abstract motley camouflage style.ImageThe blue sky and cocksure wind made for a lovely scene.ImageImage


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    • Aha! I did some research, and this ensemble of flags is titled “U.N. Camouflage.” There are 193 flags that represent the colors of each of the U.N. members. This work is by Société Realiste, a cooperative of artists, and is presented by Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris. In fact, it’s part of la Foire internationale d’art contemporain, the contemporary art extravaganza I wrote about a couple of weeks ago. The flags definitely haven’t always been there, that’s why I was surprised and delighted to come upon them.

      Thanks for prodding me to look into this more!

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