Stanley William Hayter, ‘Land Rise, from the "Death of Hektor" Portfolio’, 1979, Print, Intaglio print from engraving, soft-ground etching, etching, and roulette on copper plate printed in burnt sienna and blue ink., Washington Color
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Land Rise, from the "Death of Hektor" Portfolio, 1979

Intaglio print from engraving, soft-ground etching, etching, and roulette on copper plate printed in burnt sienna and blue ink.
19 × 14 27/40 × 1 1/2 in
48.3 × 37.3 × 3.8 cm
Edition 23/300
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$2,475
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In 1979, Stanley William Hayter and Irish poet Brian Coffey collaborated on a dramatic …

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Excellent condition, without damage or flaw; impression bright, crisp, and clear.
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Hand-signed by artist, in pencil, en recto lower right. Numbered, in pencil, en recto lower left. With the numeral “III” en recto center.
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The Death of Hektor Portfolio
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Circle Press, Surrey, England
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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In 1979, Stanley William Hayter and Irish poet Brian Coffey collaborated on a dramatic reinterpretation of Homer's epic tale from The Iliad. Coffey and Hayter rejected the traditional view of Achilles as the embodiment of honor, glory, and fame, instead seeing the Greek hero-warrior as a violent and vengeful …

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Condition
Excellent condition, without damage or flaw; impression bright, crisp, and clear.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, in pencil, en recto lower right. Numbered, in pencil, en recto lower left. With the numeral “III” en recto center.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Series
The Death of Hektor Portfolio
Publisher
Circle Press, Surrey, England
Stanley William Hayter
British, 1901–1988
Follow

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.

Land Rise, from the "Death of Hektor" Portfolio, 1979

Intaglio print from engraving, soft-ground etching, etching, and roulette on copper plate printed in burnt sienna and blue ink.
19 × 14 27/40 × 1 1/2 in
48.3 × 37.3 × 3.8 cm
Edition 23/300
.
$2,475
Ships from Washington, DC, US
Shipping: $40 domestic, $80 rest of world
Location
Bethesda
Certificate
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