“The Flag is Bleeding”- graphic symbol volatile US Race Relations

Lee Heidhues 11.26.2022

It was Black Friday, the traditional post Thanksgiving shopping day.

The yearly event certainly turned out to be a special day at the DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park.

I first saw this painting, The Flag is Bleeding by Ruth Ringgold on November 8, 2019 at the DeYoung members only showing of ‘Soul of a Nation.’

Liz Heidhues at Soul of a Nation – DeYoung Museum 11.8.2019

The next day progressive Chesa Boudin was declared winner in the San Francisco District Attorney election

I posted a blog about the ‘Soul of a Nation’ and used the painting

In the last three years I have displayed it several times on my Blog to illustrate the volatile political and racist history of America.

It is arguably my favorite piece I have EVER viewed at the DeYoung Museum.

Sunday is the last day of the Faith Ringgold exhibit.

The Flag is Bleeding is a lead painting of the Exhibit.

We purchased a beautifully framed print for a very fair price which includes a further discount Liz receives as a longtime member of the DeYoung Museum. Our purchase is now affixed with a RED DOT waiting to be specially wrapped prior to its journey to our home.

The curator will package it and I will pick it up next Tuesday after the 🇮🇷 v 🇺🇸 World Cup match.


Entrance to the Faith Ringgold Exhibit at the DeYoung Museum