Welcome to 'Dreaming in the Street' from The Masterwork Series by Charles Blackman. At once crowded but sparse, 'Dreaming in the Street' was a compositional triumph. A re-imagination of John Brack s iconic '5 O’clock, Collins St', this work articulates the peculiar intimacy of watching strangers on the street. Populated by women, it is also a fine example of Blackman's interest in the femina, with one figure reminiscent of his iconic Alice. Balancing the bittersweet, Dreaming in the Street is for the dreamers who create entire lives for the faces they pass.
The Masterworks Series is an unprecedented revival of Charles Blackman's oeuvre, gleaned from the artists powerful image making from of the late 1950's and early 1960's. Vital to the images in this series are experiences recognizable to us all. From lost love to the inevitable close of childhood - Charles Blackman's ability to feel the beauty and pain of life through his art is core to what makes him a living legend.
Published by The Charles Blackman Foundation in an acknowledgment of Charles's 90th birthday in 2018, this pigment print is a limited edition of 190. It is initialed by the artist, blind embossed with the Blackman seal, accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity 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. Living with the powerful imagery of one of Australia's most beloved and collected artists Charles Blackman, promises to be an experience you and your family will come to treasure.
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Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'Dreaming in the Street'
archival pigment print on paper
Edition of 190
Image Size: 67 x 100 cm
Dimensions: 85 x 112 cm - unframed. Framed image in listing for scale only.
Signed: Signed with initials CB, titled and numbered in margin
Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from The Charles Blackman Foundation
From the 1960 painting. Printed on Elegance Velvet 308gsm Acid Free Archival Rag Paper
Condition:As New: The work of art is in the same immaculate condition as when it was created.