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Title

The main body


Artist

Jan Senbergs

Australia, Latvia

29 Oct 1939 -


About

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.


Details


Date

1966


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour screenprint, printed on paper


Edition

edition of 6


Dimensions

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".


Credit

Purchased 1966


Location

Not on display


Accession number

DA26.1966


Artist information

Jan Senbergs

Works in the collection

61


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1966 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1966, 47. cat.no. 78

Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs: Complete screenprints 1960-88, 'From screenprinter to painter', pg. 7-13, Sydney, 2008, 10, 30 (colour illus.), 31. cat.no. 16

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