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Cats wander throughout Charles Blackman’s work. Sometimes they are caught in the garden, on a tin roof or silhouetted against the night sky – enigmatic, noble and watchful. Art historians have speculated that this cat is reflective of Blackman’s penchant for solitude and experience of loneliness.
In ‘Leaping Cat’, Blackman’s cat sprawls across a meadow of flowers. Butterflies buzz about as she frolics in spring, awash in reverie. This is an image of utter joy and curiosity – a celebration of new life amid garden delights.
Blackman stands among Australia's most beloved and collectable artists. With a career as distinct as it is diverse, his work is consistently informed by a sense of childlike wonder.
For fans of Blackman, cats and avid gardeners, let ‘Leaping Cat’ bound into your collection. Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)'Leaping Cat'Etching on paperImage Size: 15 x 20 cm Dimensions: 36 x 29 cm Signed: Initialled, titled and dated bottom margin: T/P Leaping Cat CBComes with Letter of ProvenanceEmbossed with Port Jackson Press Australia seal bottom right. Condition: Excellent © Charles Blackman / Copyright Agency 2022
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