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Title

Three (one doubtful)

1969


Artist

Jan Senbergs

Australia, Latvia

29 Oct 1939 -


About

"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."

Jan Senbergs
[Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs complete screenprints 1960-88, pg 51]


Details


Date

1969


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour screenprint on offset lithographic paper


Edition

11/17


Dimensions

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 ...".


Credit

Gift of the artist 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

293.2008


Artist information

Jan Senbergs

Works in the collection

61


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 8 publications

Bibliography


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.

Jenny Zimmer, Tate Adams and Patrick McCaughey, The Crossley Gallery 1966-1980, South Yarra, 2003, 149 (illus.). NOTE: Impression unknown.

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Jan Senbergs 1965 to 1975, Mornington, 1975. cat.no. 25; NOTE: Impression unknown.

Unknown, Ten printmakers (1970), Melbourne, 1970, front cover (colour illus.). cat.no. 24; NOTE: Impression unknown.

Unknown, Jan Senbergs (1969), Melbourne, 1969. cat.no. 2; NOTE: Impression unknown.