"This is in the same vein as Dream home – with a touch of irony. It's slightly absurd. I always enjoy that sort of absurdity – when things are meant to be fine, but they’re not. As well it's a slight dig at the dead-pan seriousness of the colour-field movement of the time. There are three straight geometric forms, regular and symmetrical, except one is being eaten at the corners as if a rat has been at it or there is some kind of flaw – purity, perfection has been eaten at, and hardly noticeable, some of it has fallen in a corner. I was reading a lot of absurdist books – Barthelme, Terry Southern, and mixing with writers like Peter Mathers."
[Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs complete screenprints 1960-88, pg 51]
colour screenprint on offset lithographic paper
60.9 x 73.5 cm image; 69.8 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 8 publications
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australian graphics 1974, Canberra, 1974. cat.no. 59; NOTE: Impression unknown.
Ann Galbally., Age, 'Art, Australian indifference', Melbourne, 15 Oct 1969, unknown.
Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs: Complete screenprints 1960-88, Sydney, 2008, 51 (colour illus.). cat.no. 38
James Mollison, Australian prints (1972), London, 1972, (illus.). cat.no. 65; NOTE: Impression unknown.
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Jan Senbergs 1965 to 1975, Mornington, 1975. cat.no. 25; NOTE: Impression unknown.
Print Council of Australia, Ten printmakers (1970), Melbourne, 1970, front cover (colour illus.). cat.no. 24; NOTE: Impression unknown.
The Crossley Gallery, Jan Senbergs (1969), Melbourne, 1969. cat.no. 2; NOTE: Impression unknown.
Jenny Zimmer, Tate Adams and Patrick McCaughey, The Crossley Gallery 1966-1980, South Yarra, 2003, 149 (illus.). NOTE: Impression unknown.