Charles Blackman’s ‘The Melbourne Cup Bouquet’ is a vivacious image. It features a bouquet opening towards the viewer, each flower more varied than the last. In this arrangement lies the breadth of floral beauty: heart-shaped buds; slender petals; and curling leaves.
‘The Melbourne Cup Bouquet’ was commissioned by a patron interested in horse racing. It is redolent with celebration, excess and triumph - the win that won’t fade, the bouquet that won’t wilt. As always, Blackman rushes towards his subject with an open heart.
For collectors of Blackman, works on paper and florals, win big with ‘The Melbourne Cup Bouquet’.
Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'The Melbourne Cup Bouquet 1989' 1989
screenprint on paper
Edition of 90
Image Size: 84 x 58 cm
Dimensions: 115 x 85 x 4 cm
Signed: signed, titled and numbered in margin
Comes with Letter of Provenance
© Charles Blackman / Copyright Agency 2022