Artmarketspace is pleased to announce the auction-sale of a fine early Charles Blackman oil painting entitled Two Figures that the current vendors parents bought new from Australian Galleries Melbournein 1966 and where it has remained until it was recently re-discovered by Artmarketspace in the Estate of this private Melbourne collection. The work was painted when Charles Blackman had just returned from his first visit in the1960’s to London, when he came back to live in Sydney.
Charles Blackman is perhaps the most popular artist of his generation. His depictions of schoolgirls and Alice In Wonderland paintings as well as what can be referred to as normal Australian day-to-day life from the 1950’s onwards have captured the imagination of Australian audiences for generations. Blackman was a member of the famed Australian artist collective referred to as The Antipodean Group that included John Brack, John Perceval, Arthur and David Boyd, Robert Dickerson and Clifton Pugh who were a driving force behind figurative artists in the post war period. Sadly the artist passed away recently just a week after his 90th birthday.
The highest price achieved for Charles Blackman at auction is currently $1.891 million for his work Mad Hatters Tea Party of1955.