Artist Statement: There is no psychological truth unless it is particular, but on the other hand, there is no art unless it be general. The whole problem is that – how to express the general by the particular, how to make the particular express the general.
Medium: Serigraph on paper. Limited edition 30 out of 50.
Dimensions: 53.5 x 39 cms
CHG Director's Statement: Serigraph is another name for screenprint yet these artworks are all hand coloured and by doing so adds value and uniqueness to these rare limited edition Charles Blackman prints. Note that the act of hand colouring will mean a shift of colour on each edition produced.
These works display a rich colour, indicating they have been stored well. There is a new and single off-white mount and gold frame surrounding.
The composition of the works are classic and recognisable within the genre of the scope of subject matter the artist chose to paint. They are dated mid 1970's - an acknowledged period of the artists career.
Charles Blackman is one of Australia’s most significant artists. A true master of figurative art, his works have been likened to those of Picasso and Sidney Nolan.
In 1997 Blackman was awarded an Order of the British Empire for his services to art and his works are displayed in all State Galleries as well as in many private collections around the world including that of Lindsay Fox, Lachlan Murdoch and Kerry Stokes who have hung Blackmans.
Several of his major pieces have sold for well over $500,000 and in 2006 Alice's Journey achieved $1.02 million.
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