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Charles Blackman is one of the most beloved Australian artists. His works are pensive meditations on human condition couched in the visually disarming vocabulary of a dream-like state. Many of his works, especially those from the ‘Schoolgirls’ and ‘Alice’ series, have entered the Australian vernacular and are considered to be among the most iconic images of Australian art.
His works have been a subject of curated survey exhibitions and scholarly monographs, while his importance to the Australian cultural landscape has been recognised by representative holding of his works in all national and state galleries, and significant regional and tertiary collections.
‘Axiom’, a portrait of Charles Blackman's youngest child, is disarming in its intimacy. The etching is a pure celebration of parenthood and encapsulation of childlike innocence. The brevity of line and the delicacy of the sepia-toned tinting demonstrate the artist’s proficiency of the print medium.
This exquisite original etching, produced by the artist with Crown Street Press, is a valuable addition to budding collectors and connoisseurs of Charles Blackman' s works alike. Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)'Axiom' 1998etching on paperEdition of 50Image Size: 13 x 11 cmPaper Size: 40 x 32 cmSigned: signed BLACKMANComes with Letter of Provenance
Hard ground, soft ground and aquatint etching printed on 100% cotton French paper 300 gramsCondition: Excellent© Charles Blackman / Copyright Agency 2023
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