Auguste Blackman 'Shock Bunny'

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The rabbit has long-since symbolised the cyclical nature of life. Their endless capacity for regeneration is what inspired German Lutherins in the 17th century to connect them with Christ’s resurrection, thus inventing the Easter Bunny.

The Ancient Egyptians, Chinese and Mayans also recount seeing a rabbit’s outline in the moon’s surface and so perceived them as twinned symbols. The contraction of the moon to crescent and back to disc was seen as mirroring the fecund rabbit, which despite predation and threat thrives.

In his work, Auguste Blackman places the rabbit first and foremost. Somehow knowing yet still naive, this creature appears lost in thought - what is he thinking? Endowed with the rich inner-life of any person - plus centuries of symbolism - Auguste’s work evokes the draw humans feel towards animals. For collectors of the Blackmans, animal imagery and ‘shock’ art, this work promises to enlighten.

Auguste BLACKMAN (1957 - )
'Shock Bunny' 2020
Ink on paper
Image Size: 59 x 42 cm
Dimensions: 59 x 42 cm
Signed: Signed bottom image: Auguste Blackman
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
Condition:As New: The work of art is in the same immaculate condition as when it was created. This could be the description for a work of art that may have been in storage for years, never sold on the market but may still be some years old.
© The Artist or Assignee

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