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Title

Observatory I

1968

Artist

Jan Senbergs

Australia, Latvia

29 Oct 1939 -

  • Details

    Date
    1968
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour screenprint on cartridge paper
    Edition
    unnumbered from edition of 10
    Dimensions
    74.0 x 61.0 cm image; 88.0 x 70.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "J. Se(illeg.) [signature] ....'68".

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2008
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    287.2008
    Copyright
    © Jan Senbergs. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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  • About

    "In this particular print I tried to use a figure, nobody in particular, just some head I picked up from some magazine, just a head from a crowd scene. But I soon dismissed that because it was too specific.
    I only did it once. In the sixties screenprinting was really big
    in London, with Hockney, Boshier, Hamilton and Paolozzi. They were Pop orientated, figurative and quite clear cut. I didn't want that. I was going in a different direction. I wanted ambiguity, to create my own kind of imagery, without the human form. I felt that if you put a human figure in, then straightaway you gave an indication of the scale around them. I didn't want that. I wanted to leave it ambiguous."

    Jan Senbergs
    [Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs complete screenprints 1960-88, pg 40]

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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