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[ Three vertical panels depict a black flag against a blue sky background with white clouds. The top panel has two holes that depict eyes with the image of a city inside them. The middle panel has a hole that depicts a nose with the image of machinery inside. The bottom panel has a hole that depicts a mouth with the image of a crowd of people inside. ]

Vito Acconci

Flag Face , 1984

Artwork Type: Prints
Medium: Lithograph on paper
Dimensions: Composition: 12 in x 30 in ; Sheet: 12 in x 30 in
Accession #: 19901046
Credit: Collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York on behalf of University at Albany Foundation , Gift of Vito Acconci
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Vito Acconci (1940–2017, American) was an influential video, performance, and installation artist whose diverse practice also includes sculpture, architecture, and landscape design. His early work pushed the boundaries of performance and video art and explored the artist’s relationship to audiences through staged scenarios of exhibitionism, discomfort, transgression, and provocation. The lithograph titled Flag Face was printed in 1984 at UAlbany as part of the Albany Impressions Series. Acconci’s image of a superimposed human face on a collective symbol of a flag confronts the viewer by presenting multiple vantage points—we are the viewer, yet the mask is watching us.
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