(Gold Rainbow American Flag)

22 5/8” H x 28 3/8”
Silkscreen on Legion Mirricard gold foil paper
Edition of 100
Signed, numbered and dated on verso

"Moratorium (Gold Rainbow American Flag)" is an update of Jasper John's poster "Flag (Moratorium)," which was commissioned to commemorate the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam, a series of protests throughout the US in 1969.  Horowitz's work sounds a final note in the artist's series of Rainbow Flag paintings, each of which is based on a different Johns Flag painting.  Reflecting a world tarnished by gold, Horowitz's "Moratorium" draws an analogy between the division, crisis, and mobilized resistance that the country experienced during the Vietnam War, and what is happening today under the dangerous, divisive, erratic and anti-democratic charge of Donald Trump and his administration.

John Keenan