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In the rare ‘The Conversation’, Charles Blackman places his feminine motif in a garden. Back turned to us, she is engaged in conversation with a young man, plants curling around them like a spell taking effect.
Raised in a house of women, Blackman was always fascinated by the feminine. He felt a kinship with them, envisioning an artistic world perceived and led by girls. Indeed, in ‘The Conversation’ the magic resides in the girl — she is enigmatic, entwined with the garden, the boy a mere mortal.
For collectors of Blackman and rare graphics, ‘The Conversation’ is the ultimate conversation piece. Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)'The Conversation'Etching on paperImage Size: 30 x 30 cm Dimensions: 39 x 41 cm Signed: Initialled CB and titled and editioned in marginComes with Letter of ProvenancePaper is embossed with Port Jackson Press Australia insignia Condition: Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image As New, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface. Image is in Fine condition. © Charles Blackman / Copyright Agency 2022
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