Charles Blackman 'The Presentation'

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Welcome to 'The Presentation' from The Masterwork Series by Charles Blackman. In his evocations, Blackman hits straight to the heart. Here, nestled between naivety and knowing, 'The Presentation' strikes - making, as fellow artist Arnold Shore observed, "a personal world out a simple figure". Both shy and emotionally wrought, this figure is somehow unknowable, yet in complete command of our attention. Like the flowers she clasps, 'The Presentation' says more than words can distill.

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.

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.

Read about this collection at The Design Files.


Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'The Presentation'
archival pigment print on paper
Edition of 190
Image Size: 90 x 68 cm
Paper Dimensions: 112 x 79 cm  
Framed Dimensions - Black Frame: 121 x 95 x 4 cm  
Framed Dimensions - Champagne Frame: 116 x 89 x 4 cm  
Signed: Signed with initials CB, titled and numbered in margin
Printed on Elegance Velvet 308gsm Acid Free Archival Rag Paper
Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity 

Condition: Excellent

(c) Charles Blackman / Copyright Agency 2024

Please allow up to fourteen days for framing to be completed. If you need the work earlier, get in touch and we can work with your time frame. 

The framed work of art would contain glass. To ensure its safe and cost effective delivery to your location, we may need to consider removing the glass. If you're interested in exploring tailored solutions based on your specific location, feel free to inquire further. Your satisfaction and the artwork's safe arrival are our top priorities.