Identified as a chromogenic print dibond, this digital photomosaic was created in 2011 by photographer Alex Guofeng Cao, and measures 40 x 60 inches. Flag vs. JFK is one of a series of Cao’s iconic digital pop-culture images displayed in public collections throughout the US and Europe. This American flag comprised of diminutive layerings of JFKs is only one of ten of its kind ever produced.
About the artist:
Originally from China, Alex Guofeng Cao is an established photographer now based in New York. He credits photography greats such as Avedon, Weston, and Mapplethorpe for inciting his passion for photography and artistic experimentation.
His preferred medium is black-and-white, saying that it is only the colors of this spectrum that he needs to create his world. With exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world, Cao’s work has quickly resonated within the collecting world.
By juxtaposing two iconic images, Cao encodes greater meaning into familiar images of pop icons and masterworks. Cao has exhibited at prestigious shows such as Art Basel in both Switzerland and Miami Beach; Scope Basel and Scope Miami, ArtHamptons and more. His work has also been featured in prominent publications such as the LA Times, Haute Living, the Boston Herald, Art in America, The Miami Herald, and more.