Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - )
Having just returned from many years living abroad with his family and garnering international recognition, Charles Blackman's 'The Letter' conjures up images of time spent reading in New York's iconic urban parks. Unlike many artists, Blackman is open about the autobiographical nature of his work. The two central figures with their shadowed faces at first appear seemingly removed from the viewer - like reflections in a hazy, distant memory. A deeper reading of this multi-layered piece in fact reveals Charles and Barbara engrossed in each others company. Here, Charles reads a letter to Barbara, whose rapidly deteriorating eyesight left her unable to read. A theme that was increasingly built into his work, the unbreakable bond shared between the couple and a glimpse into their intimate world is shared.
pigment print on paper
Edition of 125
Image Size: 66 x 86 cm
Dimensions: 77 x 96 cm
Signed: signed lower right and numbered lower left from the edition of 125 and with the embossed seal of the artist lower left
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Charles Blackman Limited Edition
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.