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Welcome to Dream Image from The Masterwork Series by Charles Blackman. In Dream Image, Charles Blackman teases out the space between dreams. After being hospitalised in the early 1960's, Barbara Blackman began knitting a quilt that with each square, asserted her tenacity in the face of failing eyesight, immobility and life with three young children. Here, with unsparing awe Charles pays homage to her - finding Barbara safe beneath her quilt as she ventures into the world of dreams. This portrait aches of the reverence and worry we have for those we love.
The Masterworks Series is an unprecedented revival of Charles Blackman' s oeuvre, gleaned from the artists powerful image making from of the late 1950's and early 1960's. Vital to the images in this series are experiences recognizable to us all. From lost love to the inevitable close of childhood - Charles Blackman' s ability to feel the beauty and pain of life through his art is core to what makes him a living legend.
Published by The Charles Blackman Foundation in an acknowledgment of Charles's 90th birthday in 2018, this pigment print is a limited edition of 190. It is initialed by the artist, blind embossed with the Blackman seal, accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity and comprised of the finest quality museum-grade materials.For more information, to discuss viewing, framing or payment solutions like artmoney or layby please reach out. One of Australia’s most iconic artists, Charles’s work speak to us all. To live with his visual poetry promises to be an ever-enriching experience for you and your family.
Discover the masterful process, father and son collaboration and historical significance behind reviving this work here.
Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)'Dream Image'archival pigment print on paperEdition of 190Image Size: 72 x 80 cm Dimensions: 88 x 92 cm Signed: Signed with initials CB, titled and numbered in marginComes with a Certificate of Authenticity from The Charles Blackman Foundation
Framed photograph is an example only and for scaleFrom the 1963 painting.Printed on Elegance Velvet 308gsm Acid Free Archival Rag Paper Condition: Excellent
© Charles Blackman/Copyright Agency 2023
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