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Title

Three (one doubtful)

1969

Artist

Jan Senbergs

Australia, Latvia

29 Oct 1939 –

  • 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
    Copyright
    © Art Gallery of New South Wales

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    Jan Senbergs

    Works in the collection

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  • 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]

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 8 publications

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