PAM04 Timor by Ian Coate
Timor - Build Up to Peace - from an original pencil drawing by Ian Coate - Published by The Mlitary Workshop
Limited Edition (2,000) Paper Print. Image size x mm.
Note under the image is a yellow text box with the INTERFET logo and text about the deployment and original signature of the artist.
This print was being planned within a few days of the INTERFET deployment in 1999. Ian's wife Sue was attached to 1st Joint Signals Unit and was amongst the first deployment. This print was drawn by Ian whilst Sue was in Timor and he was taking care of their three children.
The image shows Australian soldiers plus a Philippino Ranger, Gurkha, and a Kiwi (the face on the Kiwi was changed as the image we had did not have enough facial detail - it turned out he was Kiwi SAS and he did recognise it was based on him and he has a copy of the print). Other images depict the first Naval covoy leaving Darwin and Hercules and Blackhawk. The two main soldiers on the right and left were from 2 and 3 RAR.
This version is the Artist's Edition. There was an Edition of 200 which was signed by then MAJGEN Peter Cosgrove and if you have one of those I believe you got good value. Incidentally $10,000 proceeds from this print went to CARE Australia Timor Fund as chosen by MAJGEN Cosgrove.
Each print by Ian Coate published by The Military Workshop has a hidden man. The "hidden man" is located upside down on the front of the M113 in top right corner. The man is based on a figure kit we produced of a soldier in Kokoda. Many are not aware he is there.
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