An image of Women's buildings, University of Oregon

Jan Senbergs

(Australia, Latvia 29 Oct 1939 – )

Women's buildings, University of Oregon

Location
Not on display
Further information

"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]

Year
1973
Media
Print
Medium
colour screenprint on BFK Rives paper
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
Accession number
300.2008
Copyright
© Jan Senbergs