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From the revered Girls and Flowers Portfolio, this work is quintessential Charles Blackman. It is evocative and mysterious – a vestige of feeling over exactness. ‘Quartette’ is a story told in four parts. The first panel sees three girls fold together; the second, reminiscent of ‘Prone Schoolgirl’, sees a girl lying face down on the ground; the third is of a flying ghost and the fourth, another girl bent over a flower.
Fluent in the language of emotion, Blackman’s legacy lies in his ability to articulate dualities. His work is sweet yet sad, serving innocence undercut by threat. Despite its youthful subject matter, ‘Quartette’ is melancholic. It pricks themes of loss, youth, death and beauty.
‘Quartette’ was printed by Michelle Perry at Marnling Press, Sydney on Velin Arches 250 gsm paper. It is hand-signed by Blackman himself. For collectors of the icon and important works on paper, this work is a thrilling find.
Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - )'Quartette, from Girls and Flowers Portfolio' 1989screenprint on paperEdition of 80Image Size: 55 x 49 cm Dimensions: 76 x 56 cm Signed: Signed, titled, and numbered in pencil in margin below imageComes with Letter of ProvenancePart of the Alice and Flowers Portfolio; printed by Michelle Perry at Marnling Press. Availability: in stockCondition:As New: The work of art is in the same immaculate condition as when it was created. This could be the description for a work of art that may have been in storage for years, never sold on the market but may still be some years old.© Charles Blackman / Copyright Agency 2021
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