Charles Blackman 'Alice's Adventures'
Charles Blackman 'Alice's Adventures'
Charles Blackman 'Alice's Adventures'
Charles Blackman 'Alice's Adventures'
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Charles Blackman 'Alice's Adventures'

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Lewis Carroll would have recognised a kindred spirit in Charles Blackman. Not only both prone to “wells of fancy”, Carroll and Blackman were unwitting collaborators in envisioning Wonderland – the setting for Carroll’s 1865 novel ‘Alice in Wonderland’. A century later, Blackman reinvigorated this story, creating a series of images that now sit at the heart of Australian art.

Where Caroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ is frothy and light, Blackman’s is distantly melancholic. His Alice appears forlorn, surrounded by warped characters, her eyes ringed purple. She takes after Blackman’s then wife, Barbara Blackman, who was in the midst of going blind. Like Alice’s fall into the disorientating Wonderland, Barbara found herself navigating an increasingly unfamiliar world. At night, Charles and Barbara would take solace in an audiobook of ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

In the extremely rare ‘Alice’s Adventures’ from the Alice suite, romance blossoms. Almost abstract, this work presents a swirl of stimuli: birds, flowers and Alice, her calm expression the eye of the storm. Blackman conjures how it feels to pursue adventure – like tumbling down a rabbit hole into a world of soaring possibility.

For collectors of important Modern art and Blackman, ‘Alice’s Adventures’ is a miracle. It is hand-signed and framed. From a deceased estate and sold out edition run, there is only one impression available – so if this work catches your eye, act now. 
 

Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'Alice's Adventures' ca. 1989
Silkscreen print on paper
Edition of 75
Image Size: 67 x 63 cm
Dimensions: 118 x 95 x 3 cm
Signed: Signed, titled, and editioned by the artist in pencil in margin below image.
Comes with Letter of Provenance
From ‘Alice’, a suite of six silkscreen prints, limited to an edition of 75; conceived and published by Nadine Amadio and Charles Blackman; printed by Michelle Perry at Marling Press (Sydney).

Condition: Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image As New, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface. Image is in Fine condition.
© Charles Blackman / Copyright Agency 2021

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