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Zoom Poster - Destiny Deacon, Meloncholy

Poster - Destiny Deacon, Meloncholy



A perfect pop of colour for any wall of your home or office, this exclusive and enduring keepsake features Destiny Deacon’s photograph, Meloncholyfrom the NGV Collection,

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Printed on luxury 170gsm Hanno Silk Art paper
Standard A2 in size measuring 59.4 x 42 cm

Made in Melbourne and designed exclusively for the NGV design store.

About the artwork

In 1970 African-American film director, Melvin Van Peebles released Watermelon Man, a movie in which a fictional, white insurance salesman wakes up one morning only to discover he has turned Black overnight. The film is inspired by John Howard Griffin’s autobiographical novel, Black Like Me. In this image Deacon gives the watermelon a double meaning. The emptied peel of the melon cradles the doll’s body, kind of like the coolamon, but it is also a fruit that has been severed from its skin. She challenges the relationship between identity, skin colour, and how the world perceives and responds to both Blackness and Blakness.

Destiny Deacon
Kuku/Erub/Mer born 1957
Meloncholy 2000; printed 2016
from the Sad & Bad series 2000
lightjet print from Polaroid
original 80.0 x 100.0 cm
Collection of the artist © Destiny Deacon,
courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

Poster - Destiny Deacon, Meloncholy



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