Charles Blackman 'Untitled (Abstract Figures)'

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Dated circa 1953, ‘Untitled (Abstract Figures)’ stems from a significant period in Blackman’s career. Despite being only in his mid-twenties, he was already gaining traction for his now iconic Schoolgirl series. Critics were struck by the undercurrent of unease presented in the works. This was an artist who understood acutely the precarity of youth, urbanisation and loneliness.

‘Untitled (Abstract Figures)’ is a monotype, meaning that although it was created using printmaking techniques, it remained a single image. Blackman adored printmaking for its fidelity to collaboration and process. This work thus, embodies one of his favourite mediums while remaining as unique as a painting. It is slight yet powerful, a colourful enmeshing of figures that requires more than a second look.

Blackman stands among Australia’s most beloved and collectable artists. With a career as distinct as it is diverse, his work is acclaimed for its deep understanding of the human condition. This work is framed with museum board. For collectors of Blackman and modern art, this early monotype is a thrilling find.

Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'Untitled (Abstract Figures)' c. 1953
monotype on paper
Image Size: 33 x 21 cm
Dimensions: 49 x 38 x 2 cm
Signed: Signed Blackman
Comes with Letter of Provenance

Condition: Very Good. Describes a work of art's image as Excellent, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear to paper or frame. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to the paint surface.

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