104 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010  | 
(212) 254-4710  |  Mon - Fri, 10AM - 6PM
Follow Us:
  • We are happy to call you during the auction and place bids on your behalf. To arrange phone bidding, please call Swann's bid department during business hours.

    (212) 254-4710 ext. 0
    Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM


    Or, e-mail a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to phonebids@swanngalleries.com. Be sure to include a phone number where we can reach you.

    Bids may also be submitted via fax. Send a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to (212) 979-1017. You will receive a confirmation before the sale.

    Sale 2258 | Lot 432
    Price Realized: $2,280With Buyer's Premium
    Show Hammer Price
    • Click Image To Enlarge

    • Sale 2258 Lot 432

      Hunter Hunted.

      Engraving, 1947. 375x350 mm; 14 3/4x13 3/4 inches, full margins. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 20/35 in pencil, lower margin. A superb, richly-inked impression.

      Like many artists in Paris during the 1930s, the Hungarian painter Gabor Peterdi (1915-2001) learned of Atelier 17 through colleagues, Szenes and Maria Helena Vierira da Silva at the Academie Julien and Academie Scandinavien, and by 1933 had joined the workshop. There, under the direction of Hayter, Peterdi became enchanted with the copperplate and burin, developing an intimacy with engraving and a fondness for its many techniques and qualities that he would not relinquish his entire career. (His Printmaking: Methods Old and New, published in 1959, remains a standard text for both printmaking students and professionals.)

      After immigrating to the United States in 1939 and serving 7 years in the army during World War II, Peterdi resumed his printmaking activity at Atelier 17 in New York. His prints produced shortly after his military service, including the present lot, reflect the spiritual devastation and suffering of war, in which even the horse and rider, a not uncommon subject in the Surrealist art of DalĂ­ and Picasso, appear under attack by the very beasts that they hunt. Johnson 33.

      Estimate $1,000 - 1,500

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,280