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Friday, 29 December 2017

Thomas Bock — an artist overpowered his Aboriginal subjects

Thomas Bock — an artist overpowered his Aboriginal subjects
- The abortion attempt failed, but Bock was nevertheless packed off to Australia, his reputation as a successful engraver providing him a soft landing of sorts: he was barely off the boat before he was pressed into service making bank notes for the new colony. Whether or not the Ikon gallery intended it, the ...