Scaffolding by Fred G. Becker

Scaffolding by Fred G. Becker

Scaffolding

Fred G. Becker

Title

Scaffolding

 
Artist

Fred G. Becker

  1913 - 2004 (biography)
Year
1952  
Technique
open-bite etching, engraving by hand and a multiple lining tool and chisel on a magnesium plate. 
Image Size
23 3/4 x 18" platemark 
Signature
lower right margin, pencil 
Edition Size
10 or fewer 
Annotations
title (dated in plate) 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove 
State
proof 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
11230 
Price
$4,500.00 
Description
An early experiment done at Atelier 17, Fred covered the magnesium plate with a hard carborundum ground and ended up spending days scraping back the plate, chiseling and engraving to finally accomplish the image he was looking for. In places he achieved a velvety texture, contrasting with the jagged edges of his lines.