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Title

The main body

1966

Artist

Jan Senbergs

Australia, Latvia

29 Oct 1939 –

  • Details

    Date
    1966
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour screenprint, printed on paper
    Edition
    edition of 6
    Dimensions
    88.6 x 72.9 cm image; 101.3 x 75.7 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "J. Senbergs/ 66".

    Credit
    Purchased 1966
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    DA26.1966
    Copyright
    © AGNSW

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    Artist information
    Jan Senbergs

    Works in the collection

    61

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  • About

    This print is after the painting of the same title which was exhibited in the Helena Rubinstein Travelling Art Scholarship at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide in 1966. Jan Senbergs was awarded the scholarship. At the time of its purchase by the Art Gallery of New South Wales the artist commented:
    'The main body' is the central piece of a mechanical thing which yet resembles a human figure ie the body form is basically mechanical, with a human resemblance inside it.'
    This screenprint is also similiar to a painting 'Feeding the new man' 1965.

    'Voyage and landfall: the art of Jan Senbergs' by McCaughey/Senbergs, pg. 13.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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