- Mixed media
- Purchased 1996
Grant Lingard made this all-white flag from Jockey Y-fronts, a type of underwear associated with heterosexual masculinity and athletic prowess. He flew a later version from the flagpole outside Canterbury Museum and pasted up Y-front posters along Christchurch alleyways. These were deliberately brazen public displays, poking fun at the white sheets of the Ku Klux Klan while injecting an in-your-face dose of male sexuality into sedate city streets that were often the backdrop for homophobic violence.
(Perilous: Unheard Stories from the Collection, 6 August 2022- )