Charles Blackman 'Dream Image'

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Welcome to Dream Image from The Masterwork Series by Charles Blackman. In Dream Image, Charles Blackman teases out the space between dreams. After being hospitalised in the early 1960s, Barbara Blackman began knitting a quilt that with each square, asserted her tenacity in the face of failing eyesight, immobility and life with three young children. Here, with unsparing awe Charles pays homage to her - finding Barbara safe beneath her quilt as she ventures into the world of dreams. This portrait aches of the reverence and worry we have for those we love.

The Masterworks Series is an unprecedented revival of Charles Blackman's oeuvre, gleaned from the artists powerful image making from of the late 1950s and early 1960s. 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' 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. One of Australia’s most iconic artists, Charles’ work speak to us all. To live with his visual poetry promises to be an ever-enriching experience for you and your family.  

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


Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'Dream Image'
archival pigment print on paper
Edition of 190
Image Size: 72 x 80 cm
Paper Dimensions: 88 x 92 cm
Signed: Signed with initials CB, titled and numbered in margin
Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from The Charles Blackman Foundation

Condition is Excellent.

(C) Charles Blackman / Copyright Agency 2023 

This work is available framed or unframed. If you would prefer a different frame than the one pictured, please reach out as rates may differ.

Framed photograph is an example only and for scale. 
From the 1963 painting.
Printed on Elegance Velvet 308gsm Acid Free Archival Rag Paper