1958, printed 1966
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
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Catalogue raisonné: Black and Moorhead 249
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.
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