"It's an ironic image, a send-up or pun. A dream home is meant to be brightly coloured, elegant, wonderful – this is dark, with a suggestion of windows, but irregular – it's almost a black on black image. It's a form that I liked. This was in the earlier period of the ‘mound’ theme that I was developing. It’s partly black humour … I varied the tones as I was printing the edition …".
[Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs complete screenprints 1960-88, pg 50]
colour screenprint on offset lithographic paper
unnumbered from edition of 20
60.8 x 73.6 cm image; 69.6 x 85.6 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "... J. Senbergs. '69 ...".
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 6 publications
Art Gallery of Ballarat, Outlines of Australian printmaking: prints of Australia from the last third of the 18th century until the present time, Ballarat, 1976. cat.no. 286; NOTE: Impression unknown.
Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs: Complete screenprints 1960-88, Sydney, 2008, 50 (colour illus.). cat.no. 37
Robert Lindsay, Jan Senbergs selected works: an exhibition of paintings, drawings and silkscreen prints, Melbourne, 1984, 15. cat.no. 20; NOTE: Impression unknown.
James Mollison, Australian prints (1972), London, 1972. cat.no. 66; NOTE: Impression unknown.
Rudy Komon Art Gallery, Melbourne printmakers (1970), Sydney, 1970. cat.no. 21; NOTE: Impression unknown.
The Crossley Gallery, Jan Senbergs (1969), Melbourne, 1969. cat.no. 6; NOTE: Impression unknown.