Geoffrey Stapleton



In January 2001 I flew into Rio De Janeiro airport (domestic) sitting next to that great Australian, Mundawuy Yunupingu, lead singer of Yothu Yindi and deservedly “Australian Of The Year” in 1992. We were discussing, of all things, Michael Jackson and his sometimes puzzling behaviour when Mundawuy pointed out Corcovado and The Big Jesus. The Rio we are flying into in this painting is the Rio I’d always imagined Rio to be.

acrylic on board (diptych -1)

47.2" x 35.4" 120cm x 90cm