Charles Blackman 'Hermes'

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In this drawing, Charles Blackman pays homage to the Olympian god of herds and flocks, travelers, trade, diplomacy, language and writing, astronomy and more. On top of this already swelling caseload, Hermes guided deceased souls in the underworld and was Zeus’s herald and personal messenger.

In Blackman’s ode, Hermes is depicted in a state of bliss. A flower erupts from his core, perhaps the crocus flower, Hermes’s sacred flower. Blackman has included the God’s winged boots, flapping in the breeze.

Blackman’s Hermes is a North Star, a twinkle to his lifelong adoration for storytelling and myth. From the artist’s personal archives and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from The Charles Blackman Foundation, this work is your divine companion for all things travel, trade, writing, astronomy and more.

Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'Hermes' circa 1980
Ink on paper
Image Size: 41 x 59 cm
Signed: Signed lower right 'BLACKMAN' and titled to the right 'hermes'
Comes with Letter of Provenance

Condition: Very Good. Describes a work of art's image as Excellent, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear to paper or frame. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to the paint surface.

(c) Charles Blackman / Copyright Agency 2024