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Title

The flyer

1975


Artist

Jan Senbergs

Australia, Latvia

29 Oct 1939 -


About

"I like this image and I made a painting of it as well. It may look like a train form going up, but it is more to do with when you sit at airports looking at those big Boeing 747s rumbling along, thinking of this huge weight as they finally take off. It’s almost as if the bottom is scraping the ground as it lifts off. It’s about the force of the diagonal, the thrust of the diagonal across the rectangular. It's got wings, huge wings. It's a plane taking off, not looking like a plane, but it is …"

Jan Senbergs
[Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs complete screenprints 1960-88, pg 71]


Details


Date

1975


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour screenprint on Torinoko paper


Edition

6/19


Dimensions

78.6 x 111.8 cm image; 100 x 126.8 cm sheet; 109.2 x 139.8 x 3.6 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "... J Senbergs '75 ...".


Credit

Gift of the artist 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

309.2008


Artist information

Jan Senbergs

Works in the collection

61


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Roger Arthur Butler, Australian prints in the Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 1985, 48 (illus.). Collection National Gallery of Australia

Sasha Grishin AM, Contemporary Australian printmaking: an interpretative history, Sydney, 1994, 65 (illus.). plate 17; NOTE: Impression unknown.

Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs: Complete screenprints 1960-88, Sydney, 2008, 70 (colour illus., detail), 71 (colour illus.). cat.no. 57

Robert Lindsay, Jan Senbergs selected works: an exhibition of paintings, drawings and silkscreen prints, Melbourne, 1984. cat.no. 24; NOTE: Impression unknown.

Unknown, Jan Senbergs silkscreen prints (1975), Melbourne, 1975. cat.no. 2; NOTE: Impression unknown.