Charles Blackman 'The Presentation'

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Welcome to The Presentation from The Masterwork Series by Charles Blackman. In his evocations, Blackman hits straight to the heart. Here, nestled between naivety and knowing, The Presentation strikes - making, as fellow artist Arnold Shore observed, "a personal world out a simple figure". Both shy and emotionally wrought, this figure is somehow unknowable, yet in complete command of our attention. Like the flowers she clasps, The Presentation says more than words can distill.

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 Art Money 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.

Please allow up to fourteen days for framing to be completed. If you need the work earlier, get in touch and we can work with your time frame. 


Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'The Presentation'
archival pigment print on paper
Edition of 190
Image Size: 90 x 68 cm
Dimensions: 112 x 79 cm  - unframed. Framed image above example for scale only. Contact us for framing advice.
Signed: Signed with initials CB, titled and numbered in margin
Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from The Charles Blackman Foundation

From the 1959 painting. Printed on Elegance Velvet 308gsm Acid Free Archival Rag Paper
Condition: As New: The work of art is in the same immaculate condition as when it was created. 

Discover the masterful process, father and son collaboration and historical significance behind reviving this work here.

Read about this collection at The Design Files.