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Title

Women's buildings, University of Oregon

1973

Artist

Jan Senbergs

Australia, Latvia

29 Oct 1939 -

  • Details

    Date
    1973
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour screenprint on BFK Rives paper
    Edition
    unnumbered from edition of 16
    Dimensions
    55.6 x 81.2 cm image; 75 x 104.4 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2008
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    300.2008
    Copyright
    © Jan Senbergs. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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  • About

    "This comes from a postcard – it was simply of one, two, three buildings – a coloured postcard, a typical postcard of the period, which a lot of people collect these days. So I changed it around because I was interested in the formality, its frontality – there was nothing interesting really, it was very plain … I changed it around completely, changed the three buildings and added that unexpectedness by putting in a plume of tree or smoke. I called it Women’s buildings, University of Oregon, which is a very silly title, but that’s what was on the postcard. It makes no sense in regard to the image when one looks at it, but that’s part of the absurdity, that quirkiness I’m interested in."

    Jan Senbergs
    [Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs complete screenprints 1960-88, pg 60]

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 5 publications

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