The Alice Cup Linen Tea Towel x Charles Blackman
Third Drawer Down in collaboration with artist Charles Blackman and Heide Museum of Modern Art created a three-piece collection of art products designed originally for the incredibly successful Schoolgirls exhibition. Collectible and functional products designed to bring art into the every day, from one of Australia's greatest living artists.
This 100% linen tea towel makes for a beautiful, accessible artwork stretched onto canvas or framed.
About the Artist
Charles Blackman is one of the most important living artists from post-WWII up until today. Blackman has won many awards that lead up to a major retrospective in 1993 and being appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to Australian art in 1977. He earned critical acclaim for his early Schoolgirl and Alice series, the latter of which was based on the character from the fantasy novel by Lewis Carroll. Through these works, Blackman displayed a talent for depicting events from his subjects' point of view, often creating compositions with odd angles, washed-out colours, and isolated environments.
"I believe an artist should be like a tall white stallion running free through the hillsides never fenced in, wondering and wandering "
-50cm x 67cm
The Alice Cup, 1956, tempera and oil on composition board, 87cm x 74.5 cm. Private Collection, Sydney. © Charles Blackman