This great Charles Blackman work comes from The Garden series from 2004, the series is sold out other than the stock on hand. On Charles Blackmans return to Australia he settled in Sydney. Apart from his exhibitions, Charles Blackman has been active in many other areas: he produced a series of genre paintings and paintings from the nude (1972) from which Sony Corporation presented Girl Listening to Music to the Drama Theatre of the Sydney Opera House; Charles Blackman lived for a while at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris where he produced a volume of drawings of that city; He has won many prizes and distinctions, culminating in a major retrospective in 1993. The National Gallery of Victoria curated this first major retrospective of Blackman’s work, ‘Schoolgirls and Angels’ which toured to Brisbane, Sydney and Perth. Blackman’s work will again be celebrated from 11 August 2006 at the National Gallery of Victoria with an exhibition of his series based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Charles Blackman received an OBE for services to Australian art in 1997. The highest price paid at auction for a Charles Blackman was $430,500 in 2001, for The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Tempera, Enamel & Oil on Composition Board.
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