"This comes from a postcard – it was simply of one, two, three buildings – a coloured postcard, a typical postcard of the period, which a lot of people collect these days. So I changed it around because I was interested in the formality, its frontality – there was nothing interesting really, it was very plain … I changed it around completely, changed the three buildings and added that unexpectedness by putting in a plume of tree or smoke. I called it Women’s buildings, University of Oregon, which is a very silly title, but that’s what was on the postcard. It makes no sense in regard to the image when one looks at it, but that’s part of the absurdity, that quirkiness I’m interested in."
[Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs complete screenprints 1960-88, pg 60]
colour screenprint on BFK Rives paper
unnumbered from edition of 16
55.6 x 81.2 cm image; 75 x 104.4 cm sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of the artist 2008
Not on display
© Jan Senbergs
Shown in 1 exhibition
Jan Senbergs: from screenprints to painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Apr 2008–25 May 2008
Referenced in 5 publications
Franz Kempf and Lilian Wood, Contemporary Australian printmakers (1976), Melbourne, 1976, 79 (illus.). NOTE: Impression unknown.
Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs: Complete screenprints 1960-88, Sydney, 2008, 60 (colour illus.). cat.no. 47
The Crossley Gallery, Jan Senbergs silkscreen prints (1975), Melbourne, 1975. cat.no. 5; NOTE: Impression unknown.
Contemporary Australian printmakers (1977), Adelaide, 1977. cat.no. 43; NOTE: Impression unknown.
9th International biennial exhibition of prints in Tokyo (1974-1975), Japan, 1974. NOTE: Impression unknown.