Black Hole by Stanley William Hayter

Black Hole by Stanley William Hayter

Black Hole

Stanley William Hayter

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Title

Black Hole

 
Artist
Year
1978  
Technique
soft-ground etching using a chrome plated copper plate 
Image Size
25 5/16 x 19 5/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
Etat II 2/2, one of 3 variant color proofs, aside from proposed edition of 50 
Annotations
pencil titled, editioned and dated in lower margin. 
Reference
B/M 396 ii/ii 
Paper
antique-white B.F.K. Rives wove 
State
ii/ii 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21227 
Price
$1,800.00 
Description

Black Hole is composed of curved lines that move rhythmically above an undulating op-art pattern of squares which elongate into rectangles and diamonds before transforming into flowing ribbons. The composition, evoking the sensation of movement, draws the viewer to the center of the vortex.

Created in 1978, Hayter used a chrome plated copper plate, covered with a thin plastic sheeting, then added a soft-ground texture to create this image. He then covered the plate again and added more soft-ground texture which was etched with an open bite. Black Hole was printed in an edition of 50, by Hayter and Hector Saunier at Atelier 17 in Paris. The highest edition number recorded is 30/50. This impression is a unique color state two, one of three variant color proofs, outside the editioned impressions.

 

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