Buy The Flag

By purchasing the flag you can create your own connection with compassion.

On this website you see some of the reasons why people buy the Flag and you can read the different stories behind each use of the Flag. Some people use the Flag privately to visualize that the world needs more compassion. Or they give the Flag, as a present to someone whom they feel is a compassionate person. Thus, for example, Princess Beatrix and the President of the International Criminal Court have received a Flag. Others use the Flag during demonstrations to draw attention to the notion of compassion in the context of a specific manifestation. The Flag is also often used for weddings and other special occasions, like PhD promotions, as a symbol and as a gift.

Some of these acts and statements are shown on this website in the form of photos and stories

By purchasing the flag you actively contribute to our endeavor that people all over the world and from all walks of life will recognize and use the Flag of Compassion, with its Manifesto, so that the concept of compassion gains and keeps a central, innovative role in society.


The purchaser of a Flag receives a certificate in Dutch and English.
The certificate describes the idea behind the artwork. It is also a guarantee that the work of art is authentic. This is a common practice in the art world for a not signed work of art.

The Foundation can sent a Flag you purchased as a gift with an optional cover letter supplied by you to a national or international address. (submit in pdf)

Editions and sizes

The Flag is available in two editions and sizes. One edition is distributed in two sizes and has a numbered certificate.
The other one is a special, handmade edition, also in two different sizes, that comes in a box with a numbered and signed certificate. For special occasions the Flag can be produced in a monumental 

the Flag, the Pin and the Cufflinks are for sale at

Numbered edition of 750:

Size 100×140 cm 45,00 €

Size 50×70 cm 25,00 €

The Flag in an extra large format:

Size 200×280 cm 110,00 €

De Luxe, numbered, signed handmade edition of 50, boxed in a cascet:

Size 100×140 cm 800,00 €

Size 50×70 cm 600,00 €

Enameled Pin, copper and silver gilt, safety-tack closure, in gift box

Size 1×1,4 cm 10,00 €

Enameled Cufflinks, copper and silver gilt, in gift box

Size 1,4 x 1,96 cm 35,00 €

Handling and shipping costs for the Flag:
in The Netherlands €5,00 and outside €7,00.

Handling and shipping costs for the Pin and the Cufflinks are included.

Become a Friend

The Flag of Compassion is a symbol for the notion of compassion and thereby it carries out a universal value. It is a Flag for you and from everyone.
As a friend of the Flag of Compassion you will help us to give, by using the Flag of Compassion and its Manifesto, the concept of compassion a central and innovative role in our society. In return for your invaluable support, we offer a wide range of benefits:

Want to become a friend?

Send us an e-mail at

Flag of Compassion Friend 75,00 €

• As a Flag of Compassion Friend you receive a Pin Flag of Compassion as a welcome gift.

• Invitations to all Flag of Compassion events.

• An invitation to the annual Flag of Compassion Friends event.

• The Flag of Compassion newsletter twice a year

Flag of Compassion Patron 150,00 €

• As a Flag of Compassion Patron you receive a Flag of Compassion as a welcome gift.

• 25% discount when you give the Flag of Compassion as a present.

• Invitations to all Flag of Compassion events.

• An invitation to the annual Flag of Compassion Friends event.

• The Flag of Compassion newsletter twice a year. 

investigates what space an artwork can occupy in the public domain, how it can draw attention to ethical issues in society, and how it can spur individuals and groups into action.
The book takes the conceptual artwork Flag of Compassion as its starting point.

You can purchase the book here.

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