Lewis Caroll’s Alice recurs throughout Charles Blackman’s work, transformed into a symbol for his former wife, Barbara Blackman’s, diminishing eyesight. In ‘Golden Alice’, she looks past the viewer, gingerly clasping a bouquet of flowers. A teacup tips towards her.
This Alice is almost an apparition. She hangs in orange space, cupped by the evocation of a chair. Serene and touching, ‘Golden Alice’ is a tender document of inspiration, love and disorientation.
Printed as part of a portfolio of five prints, published by Nadine Armadio for Blackman’s seventieth birthday. Hand-signed and visually striking, ‘Golden Alice’ is an engrossing find for collectors of Blackman.
Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'Golden Alice' 1998
screenprint on paper
Edition of 70
Image Size: 83 x 58 cm
Dimensions: 106 x 75 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.: 1998.2.1
The paper is VELIN ARCHES, 270 GSM, 105 x 75cm.
© Charles Blackman / Copyright Agency 2023