STOP! There’s No Need to Shoot the Natives, 2013
75 x 100 cm
edition of 30
Each of Hanks’ images is replete with iconoclastic stories – his larger prints engage with both history and sport. We have Cook admonishing his crew as they are about to indulge their hunting impulse. In this image, Stop! There’s no need to shoot the natives, Hanks engages with both the iconic 1902 image of Cook’s arrival by Emanuel Phillips Fox, The landing of Captain Cook at Botany Bay, 1770 and a more recent 2006 post-colonial interpretation by Daniel Boyd, We call them pirates out here, which presents an indigenous perspective.
Elin Howe, 2016Enquire Berlin