Charles Blackman 'The Drama'

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Welcome to The Drama from The Masterwork Series by Charles Blackman. The Drama was born from Charles Blackman's fascination with the theatre. While living in London, he looked after Max Nicholson’s collection of plays - many of which of he read to Barbara Blackman, or saw performed. Interested in the universality of these stories, The Drama speaks to the personal and profound. Melting from shadow to light, these figures express Blackman's own anxieties through provoking the fragility of human connection.

The Masterworks Series is an unprecedented revival of Charles Blackman's oeuvre, gleaned from the artists powerful image making from of the late 1950's and early 1960's. Vital to the images in this series are experiences recognizable to us all. From lost love to the inevitable close of childhood - Charles Blackman' s ability to feel the beauty and pain of life through his art is core to what makes him a living legend.

Published by The Charles Blackman Foundation in an acknowledgment of Charles's 90th birthday in 2018, this pigment print is a limited edition of 190. It is initialed by the artist, blind embossed with the Blackman seal, accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity and comprised of the finest quality museum-grade materials. For more information, to discuss viewing, framing or payment solutions like layby please reach out.

One of Australia’s most iconic artists, Charles’s work speak to us all. To live with his visual poetry promises to be an ever-enriching experience for you and your family.

Discover the masterful process, father and son collaboration and historical significance behind reviving this work here


Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'The Drama'
archival pigment print on paper
Edition of 190
Image Size: 90 x 67 cm
Dimensions: 112 x 79 cm - - unframed. Framed image above example for scale only. Contact us for framing advice.
Signed: Signed with initials CB, titled and numbered in margin
Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from The Charles Blackman Foundation

Condition: Excellent

(c) Charles Blackman / Copyright Agency 

This work is available framed or unframed. If you would prefer a different frame than the black one pictured, please reach out as rates may differ.

Read about this collection at The Design Files.