Charles Blackman 'Paradise Garden'

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Paradise Garden’ is a spellbinding image. In it two unclothed figures, perhaps Adam and Eve, recline in a garden. Plants coil around them, the sky stewing with distant rapture. Eve inhales a flower’s perfume, Adam lies prone — is he asleep or unconscious? Like a thorned flower or poisoned fruit, ‘Paradise Gardens’ deals in beauty and threat. It is sumptuous and strange, an earthly delight at the rainbow’s end.

Paradise Gardens’ has never been on the market. It can be understood as a working proof, is rare and comes from the artist’s personal collection. For fans of Blackman and monochromatic art, wander into ‘Paradise Gardens’.
 

Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'Paradise Garden' c. 1976
lithograph on paper
Image Size: 64 x 100 cm
Dimensions: 83 x 118 x 4 cm
Signed: Signed Charles Blackman lower right; Blackman embossed estate stamp in margin
Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Blackman Foundation

Condition: Very Good: Describes a work of art's image as Excellent, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear or age to paper. This work of art has been newly framed.

(c) Charles Blackman / Copyright Agency 2023