One afternoon, a woman falls asleep on her bed — outside, a flower starts to grow. Soon enough, it is large enough to look through the window, its pistil blinking in quiet rapture. Leaves reach through to stroke her hair, a cat shrinks beneath the bed, she sleeps on.
Charles Blackman’s ‘Afternoon’ is about dreams. It sees an afternoon nap’s dream slip from the sleeper’s mind into reality, transforming the mundane into a site of fantasy. Elegant, rare and intriguing, this work is a special find for collectors of Blackman.
Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
etching on paper
Image Size: 15 x 20 cm
Dimensions: 38 x 29 cm
Signed: Signed, titled and editioned below image.
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Embossed with Port Jackson Press Australia seal bottom right.
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