An iconic anti-racism image of Nicky Winmar has been turned into a parody of Collingwood president Eddie McGuire as fallout from his response to an independent report into racism at the club continues.
McGuire has been slammed overnight after declaring the Magpies undertook the report to help ‘make them better’.
The image was created by Aussie artist James Fosdike and depicts McGuire lifting his shirt and pointing at his white hairy belly.
Collingwood president Eddie McGuire is accustomed to getting on the phone.Probably not quite like this
The iconic 1993 image of Nicky Winmar captured at Collingwood’s Victoria Park.
Aussie artist James Fosdike did the artwork following the fallout from the Adam Goodes saga
It was originally commissioned for The Chaser in relation to the Adam Goodes saga and is being widely distributed following McGuire’s disastrous press conference held in response to the racism report.
It is based on an image captured by photographer Wayne Ludbey, who caught the Winmar moment after a Collingwood versus St Kilda game while working for bronze painting Paying homage The Sunday Age newspaper in 1993.
In the image, the indigenous player is seen pointing at his skin before a rabid Victoria Park crowd following a hard-fought win against the Magpies on their home soil.
The iconic photograph has since been immortalised by sculptor Louis Laumen in a wall bronze painting statue, which was unveiled at Perth Stadium in 2019.
Fosdike is probably best known for his artwork for comedian Wil Anderson and wall bronze painting also a couple of unflattering portraits of former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott.
He declined to comment when contact by Daily Mail Aus
‘Lately in my personal work I’ve been experimenting with the creepy and strange,’ he states. ‘It’s fun to draw without restrictions or pressures; it gets weird a lot of the time, which I love.’ The McGuire bronze painting
‘Lately in my personal work I’ve been experimenting with the creepy and strange,’ he states.
‘It’s fun to draw without restrictions or pressures; it gets weird a lot of the time, which I love.’
The McGuire bronze paintingbronze painting has gone on sale across a variety of items, including mugs, phone cases and t-shirts.