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The Five Most Clever Redesigns of the Stars and Stripes

June 14 marks the day the flag was adopted in the United States, in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

Happy Flag Day! June 14 marks the day the flag was adopted in the United States, in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. Today, most of us know of the American flag to consist of thirteen horizontal stripes: seven red alternating with six white. That said, over time many people have reinterpreted its design: changing the color, it's orientation, its number of stars, and so on.

The most beautiful examples of reworked flags are by a handful of American artists, who over the past few decades, have used it as their muse. Following is a roundup of the five best examples of the American flag in contemporary art to celebrate Flag Day. Whose version is missing? Leave your suggestions in the comments below.

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