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Striated lines serve as one of the quintessential abstract motifs within Charles Blackman's figurative art, a hallmark that extends from the mid-60s onward. In this particular drawing, Blackman departs from his usual figuration, venturing into the realm of experimentation. With charcoal in hand, he embarks on a creative journey down the page, leaving behind a captivating array of staticky trails. This abstraction, as abstractions are wont to do, grants the mind the freedom to roam, conjuring images of venetian blinds, prison bars, a striped skivvy, and rain cascading down a windshield.This artwork, originating circa 1970 and sourced from the artist's personal archive, exudes a remarkable and distinct graphic essence. It is an essential acquisition for collectors of Blackman's oeuvre and a stylish addition for aficionados of mid-century art. Adorned with a meticulously crafted frame and safeguarded by artglass, it presents itself as a must-have addition that's simply too "striking" to resist.
Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)'Striated lines' circa. 1970Charcoal on paperImage Size: 33 x 41 cm Dimensions: 80 x 67 x 4 cm Signed: Signed lower left 'BLACKMAN' Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Charles Blackman Foundation
Condition: Excellent. Work of art is in very good condition for its age and the work of art is framed and glazed using artglass.
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