National Gallery of Canada
Canadian, born 1970
People's Flag, 2006
Recycled textile materials, natural and synthetic fibres
Purchased 2006 with the support of the Audain Endowment for
Contemporary Canadian Art of the National Gallery of Canada and
People’s Flag is a monumental work composed of an accumulation of red-coloured clothes and material that were amassed in Vancouver and London charity shops. The complex sculpture stitches together Brian Jungen’s socio-political interests in the labour movement, the environment and community with his formal affinities towards minimalism, abstraction and colour field painting.