‘The Letter’ was created after Charles Blackman returned home from years spent living abroad in 1968. While it conjures up images of reading in parks, as always there is a strain of the personal. Representative of the artist and his then wife and muse Barbara, it depicts Blackman reading aloud to her. A strangely nostalgic and melancholic scene, it is imbued the knowledge Barbara was losing her eyesight, leaving her unable to read herself.
‘The Letter’ is an initialed and signed by the artist, limited in edition to 125, blind embossed with the Blackman seal, accompanied by a Letter of Provenance and comprised of the finest quality museum-grade materials. For more information, to discuss viewing, framing or payment solutions like artmoney or layby please reach out. 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.
Read more about Blackman in our article through images for The Guardian.
Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
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
Comes with Letter of Provenance
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.