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Title

Women's buildings, University of Oregon


Artist

Jan Senbergs

Australia, Latvia

29 Oct 1939 -


About

"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."

Jan Senbergs
[Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs complete screenprints 1960-88, pg 60]


Details


Date

1973


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour screenprint on BFK Rives paper


Edition

unnumbered from edition of 16


Dimensions

55.6 x 81.2 cm image; 75 x 104.4 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of the artist 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

300.2008


Artist information

Jan Senbergs

Works in the collection

61


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


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.