Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
‘Prone Schoolgirl’ is perhaps the most recognisable of Charles Blackman’s Schoolgirl series. Marking a distinct shift in his practice, these images follow a lone student through desolate suburbia. Present are themes of vulnerability, alienation and the loss of innocence - reflective of life in an increasingly urbanised postwar Melbourne. Blackman was also inspired by the murder of thirteen year-old Alma Tirtschke in 1921. Conceived in 1953, this deeply evocative image announced Blackman as a serious artist.
This work is 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.
archival pigment print on paper
Edition of 125
Image Size: 66 x 77 cm
Signed: Signed BLACKMAN in margin lower right, editioned lower left
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Embossed with the Charles Blackman Limited Edition stamp in lower left corner of margin.
© Charles Blackman / Copyright Agency 2021