Charles BLACKMAN, Luna Park Enlarge 1 /1


Harbord, New South Wales, Australia born 1928

  • England 1961–66
  • France 1970–71

Luna Park c.1951-52 Materials & Technique: paintings, enamel on cardboard on composition board

Primary Insc: signed u.l., enamel "Blackman". not dated
Dimensions: 69.5 h x 78.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.269

The night-time grille of illuminated scaffolding titled Luna Park was painted in Melbourne between 1951 and 1952, during a period of postwar boom.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra