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Rafael Ferrer, A Flag for the Straits of Magellan, 1972

Images of Rafael Ferrer, A Flag for the Straits of Magellan

A roughly equilateral fabric triangle hangs on a gallery wall with one of its points touching the floor. The black triangle has many splotches of rich blue and is affixed with what appear to be crumpled strips of brown cardboard.
Rafael Ferrer, American, b. Puerto Rico, 1933
A Flag for the Straits of Magellan, 1972
Paint and epoxy on fabric with rawhide, wire, pipe cleaners, leather, rope, metal ring, papier mache on wire armature, and bone
66 × 72 × 4 ½ in. (168 × 183 × 11.4 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Earl and Betsy Millard, 1991.31

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago