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An image of The main body by Jan Senbergs

Jan Senbergs

(Australia, Latvia 29 Oct 1939 – )

The main body
Media category
Materials used
colour screenprint, printed on paper
edition of 6

88.6 x 72.9 cm image; 101.3 x 75.7 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "J. Senbergs/ 66".
Purchased 1966
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

This print is after the painting of the same title which was exhibited in the Helena Rubinstein Travelling Art Scholarship at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide in 1966. Jan Senbergs was awarded the scholarship. At the time of its purchase by the Art Gallery of New South Wales the artist commented:
'The main body' is the central piece of a mechanical thing which yet resembles a human figure ie the body form is basically mechanical, with a human resemblance inside it.'
This screenprint is also similiar to a painting 'Feeding the new man' 1965.

'Voyage and landfall: the art of Jan Senbergs' by McCaughey/Senbergs, pg. 13.

Bibliography (3)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1966 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1966, 47. 78

Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs: Complete screenprints 1960-88, 'From screenprinter to painter', pg. 7-13, Sydney, 2008, 10, 30 (colour illus.), 31. 16

Patrick McCaughey, Voyage and landfall: the art of Jan Senbergs, Carlton, 2006, 13.

Exhibition history (3)

Australian printmaking today, Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide, 10 Mar 1966–26 Mar 1966

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1966, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1967 -

Jan Senbergs: from screenprints to painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Apr 2008–25 May 2008