Whitey's Watching, 1994-03
from the series from the series Smiling Dangerously
Lamda print from Polaroid original
80 x 100 cm
Edition of 15 + 1 AP

The menacing face in Whitey's watching belongs to the pre-2012 entry gate of Luna Park in St Kilda, Melbourne. Deacon took the photograph by pulling up in a car late at night, snapping on picture and driving away. The photograph captures a hallucinatory presence; the wide-open eyes and exposed teeth glow with manic intensity. The Polaroid reimagines the iconic face of Luna Park with a close crop that divorces it from its well-known context.

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