Eldorado by Charles Green and Lyndell Brown
Charles Green and Lyndell Brown (Australian, active since 1989). Lightjet print on Duraclear film of an original painting by Green and Brown with a Lexan thermoplatic support, housed in a black frame. The work depicts, in its lower portion, a landscape, the Yarra River (Victoria, Australia). In its upper portion, the work shows a page from an Australian travel book, ca. 1900. In this page title"Eldorado," Green and Brown inserted a photograph of former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke presented with the Burunga statement, a 1988 petition calling for a negotiated treaty between the Aboriginal population and the Australian government. Made in 2003, this work emerged from concerns shared by the two artists regarding the lack of recognition of Indigenous rights in Australia. (Information provided by Gibsone Jessop Gallery). Green and Brown typically intertwine images from various contexts to create representations of the fragmented contemporary world. 33 x 33 in.
Provenance: Purchased from Gibsone Jessop Gallery, Toronto, 2005.