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'African-American Flag' now flying in Hudson

Aug 26, 2020 6:33 am
Aliya Schneider reports for Columbia-Greene Media that a work by artist David Hammons, “African-American Flag” (1990), is flying on the flagpole at Promenade Hill Park in Hudson for the second Hudson Eye Festival and for the rest of 2020. The flag was raised Aug. 25, and is one of five in the world, with other editions selling recently for $1,657,500 and $2,050,000, through the Phillips Auction House in New York City. The Hudson Eye Festival includes installations on the streets of Hudson from Aug. 27 through Sept. 9. Hammons, the artist, has lived in Hudson since 2001, according to a social media post by Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson, who is also a volunteer WGXC programmer. “I am excited to work with Hudson Eye on this display. Not only am I excited about the history that will be taught about the origins of the flag but also the level of progress in our city,” Johnson said. Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.