Mar 3, 2017

Feux d’Artifice

Feux d’Artifice

1958, printed 1966

Color etching

Support: B.F.K. Rives wove paper

Platemark: 49.3 x 29.7 cm (19 7/16 x 11 11/16 in.); Sheet: 56.8 x 40.1 cm (22 3/8 x 15 13/16 in.)

Gift of Ted Harakas in memory of Marybeth Harakas 2015.579

Catalogue raisonné: Black and Moorhead 249

Edition: 12/50



During the late 1950s and early ’60s, Hayter explored the technique of drawing on a printing plate with a Flo-master felt-tip pen, then spattering it with resin varnish. He carefully applied inks of different viscosities using rollers of varying hardness, in order to both separate and intermingle the various colors. Prints made in this manner, such as Fireworks, have visual affinities with the famed “drip” paintings of Jackson Pollock (1912–1956), who had worked briefly at the New York branch of Atelier 17 during the mid-1940s.

See also
PR - Etching
Type of artwork: 
Color etching

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