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Tarantelle (Abstraction)

© Estate of Stanley William Hayter / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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© Estate of Stanley William Hayter / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Stanley William Hayter

British, 1901-1988

Tarantelle (Abstraction), 1943

engraving and etching

Edition: 29/50

image area: 21 5/8 x 12 7/8 inches (54.93 x 32.7 cm); sheet: 25 1/4 x 15 inches (64.13 x 38.1 cm); overall: 28 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches (71.75 x 49.53 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Gift of Curt Valentin, 1945

1945:4.1

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Inscriptions

edition notation / lower left / 39/50
signature, dated / lower left / S.W. Hayter 43

Class

Prints

Work Type

Engraving (print)
Etching (print)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

Stanley William Hayter is regarded as one of the most significant printmakers of the twentieth century. In 1927 he established Atelier 17, a printmaking workshop in Paris. Among the many participants were Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, and, of course, Pablo Picasso. Yves Tanguy and André Masson introduced Hayter to Surrealist theory. His dream-like and often gruesome or violent images from this period were in part a response to the Spanish Civil War (1936–39) and the rise of Fascism.

Label from Picasso: The Artist and His Models, November 5, 2016–February 19, 2017

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