Plutomaniacs

Gerald McMaster

BIRTH YEAR 1953
BIRTH PLACE Red Pheasant Indian Reserve, Saskatchewan
DEATH YEAR --
MEDIUM Acrylic and graphite on canvas
DATE 1992
DIMENSIONS 184.2cm x 250.2cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 1997.11.01
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: purchased with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Assistance program, the Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation and OAG's Art Rental and Sales Service Volunteers, 1997
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A cartoon-like image of two figures; a First Nations man exclaiming "Plutomaniacs!" in a speecdh bubble, while a man wearing a blue hat points to a large replica of a U.S. 1896 postage stamp depicting the arrival of Columbus in the 'New World.' The cartoon images are laid over a sketch of First Nations people in full ceremonial costume and ships arriving in the distance.

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