Stanley William Hayter, ‘2 sheets: La villette Rue de la villette’, 1930, Print, Lot of 2 etchings and drypoint, Koller Auctions
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Artist's proof 2/5, outside the edition of 50. Signed lower right: SWHayter, as well as …

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Stanley William Hayter
British, 1901–1988
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Stanley William Hayter is legendary for his technical innovations in printmaking. Initially, he experimented with adapting traditional black-and-white etching and engraving techniques to modern art aesthetics. Introduced to Surrealism in Paris through Yves Tanguy and André Masson, Hayter became associated with the movement, creating works such as Combat (1936), which depicts “a violent encounter of combatants, with leaping horses and a plethora of weapons,” as he described; Hayter drew its violent imagery from the horrors of the Spanish Civil War and the rise of Fascism. During WWII, as a member of the avant-garde living in exile in New York, his style moved toward Abstract Expressionism and, along with his theoretical writings on Automatism, would influence Jackson Pollock and other American artists. This period coincided with his perfection of a revolutionary technique for multicolor printing on a single plate.

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Artist's proof 2/5, outside the edition of 50. Signed lower right: SWHayter, as well as inscribed lower left: Epreuve d'artiste.
Image 18,5 x 24,5 cm on firm vélin by BFK Rives 28.5 x 39 cm. Image 20,5 x 26,9 cm on firm vélin by BFK Rives 28.5 x 39 cm. Published by Editions des Quatre Chemins, Paris. Printed by …

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Stanley William Hayter
British, 1901–1988
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Stanley William Hayter is legendary for his technical innovations in printmaking. Initially, he experimented with adapting traditional black-and-white etching and engraving techniques to modern art aesthetics. Introduced to Surrealism in Paris through Yves Tanguy and André Masson, Hayter became associated with the movement, creating works such as Combat (1936), which depicts “a violent encounter of combatants, with leaping horses and a plethora of weapons,” as he described; Hayter drew its violent imagery from the horrors of the Spanish Civil War and the rise of Fascism. During WWII, as a member of the avant-garde living in exile in New York, his style moved toward Abstract Expressionism and, along with his theoretical writings on Automatism, would influence Jackson Pollock and other American artists. This period coincided with his perfection of a revolutionary technique for multicolor printing on a single plate.

2 sheets: La villette Rue de la villette, 1930

Lot of 2 etchings and drypoint
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