TRAVELING EXHIBITION: About Prints: Stanley William Hayter and the Legacy of Atelier 17

In 1962 Stanley William Hayter published his second major text on the graphic arts that he intended for “the intelligent layman” who might collect or have an interest in the contemporary printmaking. About Prints was reviewed extensively by art critics, historians and other printmakers and generally acclaimed “a standard work both for the potential collector and anyone interested in modern art.” Hayter was the founder of Atelier 17 and by the early 1960s considered one of the most influential printmakers of the 20th century in large part because of the environment he created in his Parisian and New York print studios. Working with some of the most important artists of the day, Hayter championed experimentation and the development of new printing techniques while understanding that any form of printmaking is merely a tool for the expression of an artistic idea.

The exhibition, About Prints: S. W. Hayter and the Legacy of Atelier 17, explores Hayter’s ideas about contemporary printmaking and the artists who created these works. Using Hayter’s own checklist of important prints the exhibition looks at why these images are innovative or essential to understanding how the graphic arts were being transformed throughout the 20th century. Prints by recognizable artists such as Picasso, Marc Chagall, and Henry Moore are examined along with other important visionaries such as Andre Masson, Max Ernst and Joan Miro. Technical innovators like Karl Schrag, Arthur Deshaies, and Krishna Reddy are also represented in the exhibition along with Helen Phillips, Mauricio Lasansky and S. W. Hayter.


  • Organized by the Syracuse University Art Galleries
  • All works included in the exhibition are from the Syracuse University Art Collection
  • Curated by Domenic J. Iacono, Director of the Syracuse University Art Galleries
  • Rental fee: $7,500.00, plus round trip shipping costs
  • Exhibition available: January 2017



  • 50-55 framed works of art


  • High Quality wall mounting graphics (final number to be determined)
  • Introductory text panels
  • Print media Panels
  • Atelier 17 panels
  • Extended didactic label copy for each object


  • Exhibition brochures (handout): 500 copies
    • Includes checklist, introductory text and supporting information
    • Brochure can be customized with borrowing institution’s logo, exhibition dates, and brief statement.
  • Fully illustrated exhibition catalog, including original scholarship essay by exhibition curator: 20 copies


Domenic Iacono, Curator of the Exhibition

As Director of the SUArt Galleries located in the Shaffer Art Building, Domenic is responsible for the exhibition program, the care of the university’s art collection, and the public art on the campus. The University collection, comprised of more than 45,000 objects, has been the focus of his expertise since arriving at Syracuse.

Domenic has curated numerous exhibitions over the years including British Prints in the Age of Pop, William Kentridge: The Nose and other Subjects, and the retrospective exhibition of Karl Schrag: Memories and Premonitions. He is presently working on the exhibition About Prints: the Legacy of S. W. Hayter and Atelier 17, which will be presented later this year at the SU Art Galleries. Other recent past exhibitions include Rembrandt: The Consummate Etcher, The Elegant Salon: European Academic Painting and Milton Avery Revisited. Domenic has also authored numerous articles for catalogs, periodicals, and other publications, such as War News and Strange Brews: The Art of Boris Artzybasheff which appeared in Scientific American. Some of his exhibitions have been seen at the Phillips Collection, Smithsonian Institution, at the Palitz Gallery in New York City, and in Italy at various university galleries. Domenic taught courses in Print Curatorship and Connoisseurship as well as Collections Management in the Graduate Museum Studies program for many years.

Borrowing Institutions will be responsible for any expenses related to visiting lectures.


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