Charles Blackman 'Alice in the Garden'

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Lewis Caroll’s Alice recurs throughout Charles Blackman’s work, transformed into a symbol for his former wife, Barbara Blackman’s, diminishing eyesight. In ‘Alice in the Garden’, she is enclosed by a garden in full bloom. The White Rabbit, said to be Blackman himself, peeks from the foliage, a potion slipping into space.

Gentle and gloriously whimsical, ‘Alice in the Garden’ is an image of inspiration, love and disorientation. Blackman adored gardens – he spent much of his childhood in the garden and it has been said, spent his career painting back to it.

Printed as part of a portfolio of five prints, published by Nadine Armadio for Blackman’s seventieth birthday. Hand-signed and visually striking, ‘Alice in the Garden’ is an engrossing find for collectors of Blackman.

Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'Alice in the Garden' 1998
screenprint on paper
Edition of 70
Image Size: 79 x 57 cm
Dimensions: 75 x 106 cm
Signed: Signed Blackman lower right
Comes with Letter of Provenance
From A Celebration For His Seventieth Birthday suite of five screenprints case. The portfolio was conceived and published by Nadine Amadio, together with Charles Blackman, as a celebration of his 70th birthday and an homage to his lifetime in Australian art.
An impression of this work is represented at Heide Museum of Modern Art, accession no.: 1998.2.5. Literature: Sundays Garden: growing Heide; Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan; 2012.
The paper is VELIN ARCHES, 270 GSM, 105 x 75cm.
Condition: Excellent 

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