Right Turn by David H. Becker

Right Turn by David H. Becker

Right Turn

David H. Becker

Title

Right Turn

 
Artist

David H. Becker

  1937 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1981  
Technique
etching and engraving 
Image Size
23 13/16 x 23 7/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
70 of 100  
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned 
Reference
illustrated p. 155, "Progressive Printmakers", UofWis 
Paper
cream Somerset wove 
State
published 
Publisher
John Szoke Graphics 
Inventory ID
22785 
Price
$1,200.00 
Description

David Becker used both etching and engraving to create this surreal image. Printmaker/author Warrington Colescott used this image to illustrate Becker's work in the book "Progressive Printmakers - Wisconsin Artists and the Print Renaissance", page 155 and includes a photo of Becker in his Detroit, Michigan studio with the plate for "Right Turn" on an easel.

On page 150 Colescott quotes Becker regarding the responses to the content of his imagery: "Descriptions I have heard or read of the work, most of which either delight or offend me, are: allegorical, apocolyptic, provocative, prophetic, dream-like, surreal, fantastic, weird, frightening, disturbing, demanding, despairing, disgusting, irrelevant, inspiring, old, new-old, fascinating, morbid, medieval, bizarre, cathardic, mystery-plays (I like that), and well drawn."

Again, on page 148: "I never worried about that part; the narrative would take care of itself. I was told as a student 'If you want to tell a story, write a book'..."