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Title

Mound

1973

Artist

Jan Senbergs

Australia, Latvia

29 Oct 1939 –

  • Details

    Date
    1973
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour screenprint on BFK Rives paper
    Edition
    6/18
    Dimensions
    55.6 x 81.4 cm image; 69.6 x 97.6 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "... J. Senbergs '73 ...".

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2008
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    299.2008
    Copyright
    © Jan Senbergs/Copyright Agency

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    Jan Senbergs

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    "I started work on the mound idea and developed it into quite a number of variations. The painting 'Collapsed object 1' was the first in 1969 (the one that won the Georges Prize) except it was in the form of a pyramid. A mound is partly debris, partly natural phenomena and partly man-made – all three together. I was fascinated by it. Then it became a moundhouse with windows. Again it's to do with sculptural form – a pile of something – of coke or coal or it could be a pile of rubbish. I saw some photographs of Cappodochia in Turkey – those cave houses with windows in them. Things like that trigger other images for me. When making this print I also picked up some interesting things from photographs – like a photo of a section of crumpled rag which I made into a stencil. I used this same stencil over and over in different ways over a number of years."

    Jan Senbergs
    [Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs complete screenprints 1960-88, pg 58]

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 5 publications

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