So while we were in Florida, we went into one of the many art galleries.
And on the wall was this painting of the Israeli Flag with the Star of David and inside was a beautiful red heart.
Out of curiosity, I inquired how much this was and the lady says, “Oh, that is $55,000!”
While we were impressed with the painting of the Israeli flag and what it represents as one of America’s greatest allies and friends, we must’ve looked really puzzled at the price, because the lady goes, “Well, of course it’s worth it! It’s by Peter Max, the most famous artist in the world.”
My wife and I nodded and left the store, and immediately were asking each other why every gallery says with a straight face that the artist that they represent is the “most famous in the world.”
Anyway, at the same time this was going on we were following in the news about the controversy with people burning the American flag and the question of whether this is just an expression of free speech or something more that should be prohibited as disrespectful and unpatriotic or even traitorous to the country.
In that respect, the flag that represents our values, beliefs, and patriotism is valuable beyond pure artistic sense or money, it is who we are and what we love. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)