Stanley William Hayter

Untitled

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About this artwork

This crayon drawing is from an album containing fifteen drawings and watercolours which was offered for sale at the ‘International Surrealist Exhibition’, held at the New Burlington Galleries in London in 1936. It was priced at 1200 francs (approximately £15 at the time), and the revenue from the sales was intended to fund Surrealist publications. Wolfgang Paalen instigated the project, and presumably asked his friends to contribute drawings. This is the fourth of four albums. The location of the first two is unknown. The third was bought by the Surrealist collector Edward James and subsequently broken up. Roland Penrose purchased this album in 1936.

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  • title:
    Untitled
  • accession number:
    GMA 3901
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  • materials:
    Coloured crayons on paper
  • date created:
    1935
  • measurements:
    36.50 x 26.70 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Fund 1995
  • copyright:
    © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2017.

Stanley William Hayter

Stanley William Hayter