After living in New York among Andy Warhol, Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan, Brett Whiteley and his family left to Fiji in 1969. Unfortunately, their relocation proved calamitous. After being found in possession of illicit drugs, the Whiteleys' were promptly deported to Australia. Despite this, their short stay in Fiji reinvigorated Whiteley’s adoration of the land. In works like ‘The Green Mountain (Fiji)’, he injects vitality into the rolling hills, lapping foliage and swooping birds of the region. Like in his life however, the experience was cut short at the hands of addiction - a relationship that tragically proved fatal.
'The Green Mountain (Fiji)'
Reproduction print on paper
Image Size: 63 x 56 cm
This print from renowned artist Brett Whiteley derives from the work of art in the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.