The Spence Collection
How art can change your life.

Flag Series: Freedom of the Press [viewer discretion advised]

Created 1989 Acquired 1990 4

Pornography and personal ad collage of U.S. Flag

Artwork Story

Donated to Laguna Art Museum in 1999 as one of 109 works
Exhibited Laguna Art Museum 1998-9 "Life Lessons: How Art Can Change Your Life"

Stuart Spence

When Heresy showed a series of his flag sculptures at Laguna in 1990, this piece became something of a cause célèbre because we and the curator decided to leave it out of the show so that it would not draw attention away from the other work. But Heresy called us (and the Press) on it! This is the statement he wanted to make, and we respect and value it. We showed it in 1999 with a "viewer discretion" notice, and without protest. Thank you, people of Laguna!


"EXCLUDED FROM Laguna Art Museum, 1990: Flags"


"Exh:Laguna Art Museum, 1998-9, 'Life Lessons; ...'"

About the Artist

Mark Heresy


Also By This Artist

Can You Help This Artist?
Created 1989 Acquired 19891230

Cliche'd Joke Art with Heavy Irony
Acquired 19900000?

Contemporary Dialog with Subtext
Acquired 19900000?

Cub Scout Swastika
Created 1992-3 Acquired 19930000

Father docs
Acquired 1991

Created 1991 Acquired 1991

Feed It (?)
Created 2000? Acquired 20000919

Flag Series: All Men Are Created Equal
Created 1987 Acquired 1990 4

Flag Series: American Landscape
Created 1987 Acquired 1990 4

Flag Series: No Man's Land
Created 1989 Acquired 1990 4

Flag Series: U.$.A.
Created 1989 Acquired 1990 4

Flag Series:Coke and Pepsi Never Had it Never Will
Created 1987 Acquired 19903

Hand Grenade Book
Acquired 1990

Judith Spence for School Board
Created 1991 Acquired 1991

Pizza Box Commentary
Acquired 1992

Political Ideology Remover
Acquired 199146

Spiderman Gouache (1 of 3)
Acquired 1994

Spiderman Gouache (2 of 3)
Acquired 1994

Triumph of Modernism
Created 000 Acquired 199160

USA #1: G.I. Joe Crucifixion
Acquired 1990 4

Spiderman Gouache (3rd of 3)
Created 1991 Acquired 1994