Charles Blackman 'Untitled (Wistful Woman)'
Charles Blackman 'Untitled (Wistful Woman)'
Charles Blackman 'Untitled (Wistful Woman)'
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Charles Blackman 'Untitled (Wistful Woman)'
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Charles Blackman 'Untitled (Wistful Woman)'
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Charles Blackman 'Untitled (Wistful Woman)'

Charles Blackman 'Untitled (Wistful Woman)'

Regular price
$1,295.00
Sale price
$1,295.00
Regular price
Sold
Unit price
per 
Tax included.

‘Untitled (Wistful Woman)’ is recognisably Charles Blackman. In minimal strokes, he carves out a woman’s face. Her eyes are wistful and her lips pursed. She may be withdrawn but through the slightest inflections, Blackman hints at a complex inner life. This work testifies to the artist’s sense of the bittersweet, the softness in melancholy.

Dated circa 1953, ‘Untitled (Wistful Woman)’ stems from a significant period in Blackman’s career. Despite being only in his mid-twenties, he was already gaining traction for his now iconic Schoolgirl series. Critics were struck by the works’s undercurrent of unease. This was an artist who understood acutely the precarity of youth, urbanisation and loneliness.

‘Untitled (Wistful Woman)’ is a monotype, meaning that although it was created using printmaking techniques, it remained a single image. Blackman adored printmaking for its collaborativeness and fidelity to process. This work thus, embodies one of his favourite mediums while remaining as unique as a painting.

Blackman stands among Australia’s most beloved and collectable artists. With a career as distinct as it is diverse, his work is acclaimed for its deep understanding of the human condition and in particular, the feminina. This work is box framed with museum board.

For collectors of Blackman and modern art, this early monotype is a thrilling find.
 

Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'Untitled (Wistful Woman)' c. 1953
monotype on paper
Image Size: 34 x 21 cm
Dimensions: 55 x 40 x 4 cm
Signed: Signed centre bottom: Blackman
Comes with Letter of Provenance
This work is a monotype. A similar monotype titled Head of a Woman created the same year is represented at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Accession no.: 77.315A similar monotype titled Head created in 1961 is represented at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Accession no.: 2002.287.

Condition: Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image as very good, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear to the paper. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface. Image is in Fine condition. This work is box framed with 100% cotton museum grade matboard.


© Charles Blackman / Copyright Agency 2020

How can we help you today?

Art and conversation have always gone well together. So click on 'Contact Us', phone 0419 301 279 or email collect@angelatandorifineart.com

Do you need this work of art framed?

At Angela Tandori Fine Art, we offer specialist advice for custom framing. Local clients are welcome to consult with us at our Hawthorn workshop. Alternatively, we also offer online consultation for clients who are busy, located outside of Melbourne or both. To find out more, please message us.

About You

At Angela Tandori Fine Art, we want to empower Confident Collectors. We know that starting an art collection can be daunting - markets fluctuate, trends waver and theories permeate. Our best advice? Start with art that speaks to you. Whether you're drawn to art for its audacity, power or narrative, discovering what you love is exciting. And to ease the process, we're here to help with advice, services and consultation. Start your own art collection today and tell your story.

About Us

Since 2001, Angela Tandori Fine Art has been connecting people across the world with art they love. With a focus on Modern and Contemporary collectable Australian art, we offer a platform where first-time, as well as established collectors can discover art with confidence. Always available online - we are professional so you can be passionate.

About Angela Tandori

Our director, Angela Tandori is a second generation art dealer who begun working in the industry in 1998. Armed with vast experience in auctioning, valuing, exhibiting and consulting in Australian art, Angela has honed her vision for the modern collector. She holds a certificate in Auction & Valuation practice and is a member of the Art Consulting Association of Australia and an associate member of the Auctioneers and Valuers Association of Australia. Plus, she’s an avid art collector herself!