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Stanley William Hayter (1901-1988)
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Stanley William Hayter (1901-1988)

Red Flash

Stanley William Hayter (1901-1988)
Red Flash
signed and dated 'Hayter/63' (lower right)
oil on canvas
39 x 31½ in. (99.1 x 80 cm.)
Purchased at the 1985 exhibition by the present owner.
Japan, Kobe, Gallery Sanchika, All about Hayter, March - April 1985, catalogue not traced.
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Lot Essay

Hayter's paintings of the 1960s were preoccupied with creating the sensation of movement through the arrangement of intersecting lines and rhythms. In his own words:

'Lines convey motion and direction as in life ... The systems of lines are like nets which enable us to see the wind and feel the wave ... all our perception reaches us in terms of rhythm' (see Exhibition catalogue, An Exhibition of Recent Paintings by Stanley William Hayter, University of Art Museum, Texas, 1967, p. 4).

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