Kites by Hector Saunier

Kites by Hector Saunier

Kites

Hector Saunier

Title

Kites

 
Artist

Hector Saunier

  1936 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1974  
Technique
engraving and aquatint printed in colors 
Image Size
17 3/16 x 16 15/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
48 of 50  
Annotations
pencil dated after signature; titled, lower center; editioned, lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
cream Rives BFK France wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
22429 
Price
$500.00 
Description

This vibrant etching, titled "Kites", was done by Saunier using a number of color printing techniques developed at Atelier 17, including simultaneous color and polychrome printing.

In 1978 Saunier became Associate Director of the Atelier, taking charge of it during Hayter’s absences. On Hayter’s death in 1988, Saunier became co-Director of the Atelier, now renamed Atelier Contrepoint, which still flourishes at 10 rue Didot in Paris.

Hayter once said of Saunier's prints,"His reseach in the use of colour in total saturation, the interpenetration of graduated fields of colours, not only creates a space of the imagination beyond our normal experience but involves us in another dimension of the consciousness of color."