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Scrap Book (Black and Moorehead 421), 1981

Engraving, scorper and soft ground etching printed in colours
29 9/10 × 22 2/5 in
76 × 57 cm
Edition of 100
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signed, titled, dated and numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil, on BFK Rives wove paper, …

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signed, titled, dated and numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil, on BFK Rives wove paper, published by Editions Poligrafa, Barcelona, with full margins, sheet 760 x 570mm (30 x 22 1/2in) (unframed)

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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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signed, titled, dated and numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil, on BFK Rives wove paper, …

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signed, titled, dated and numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil, on BFK Rives wove paper, published by Editions Poligrafa, Barcelona, with full margins, sheet 760 x 570mm (30 x 22 1/2in) (unframed)

Please Note: This lot is sold subject to Artist's Resale Right, details of which can be found in our Terms and …

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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.

Scrap Book (Black and Moorehead 421), 1981

Engraving, scorper and soft ground etching printed in colours
29 9/10 × 22 2/5 in
76 × 57 cm
Edition of 100
Bidding closed
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