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The Nation

An art teacher got revenge of sorts on the artist whose Chicago exhibit invited visitors to walk on the American flag. The teacher created an exhibit of his own, offering observers a chance to walk on a caricature of the offending flag display’s creator. It features a life-size sketch of artist “Dread” Scott Tyler, drawn on cloth in the manner of a police outline of a homicide victim. The cloth is on the floor, and a U.S. flag hangs above it on a museum wall. “I was upset by seeing my flag on the floor,” said Gary Mann, 33, a junior high school art teacher from suburban Deerfield, as visitors walked over his artwork at a small Vietnam Museum in Chicago.


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