Auguste Blackman, son of Charles Blackman, carries on his father’s legacy with the fantastical ‘Remembrance II’. Present is the White Rabbit, merging with Alice, surrounded by a constellation of fantastical debris: flowers, bees and tea cups. This work is as much an ode to Alice in Wonderland as it is to Auguste’s childhood. In his own words:
“Alice and her best friend the rabbit reminisce about all their adventures and the best thing is they survived it all together.”
Originally conceived as a standalone painting depicting Alice and flowers, Auguste was compelled by the image of Alice to include the rabbit – flowering a single painting into a series of three paying homage to their friendship.
Cast in a complex and personal light, this Alice is an homage to Charles Blackman’s legacy, the wonder of a childlike eye and chaos. Whether reflecting on the experience of growing up among artists, or demonstrating a born passion for painting, Auguste remains a dynamic and rich voice in Australian art.
For collectors of the Blackmans and admirers of Alice in Wonderland, reminisce on former days with ‘Remembrance II’.
Auguste BLACKMAN (1957 - )
'Remembrance II' 2021
oil on stretched canvas
Image Size: 76 x 61 cm
Dimensions: 76 x 61 cm
Signed: Signed AUGUSTE BLACKMAN
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
Condition:As New: The work of art is in the same immaculate condition as when it was created. This could be the description for a work of art that may have been in storage for years, never sold on the market but may still be some years old.
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