The Todd Gambit by David Fraiser Driesbach

The Todd Gambit by David Fraiser Driesbach

The Todd Gambit

David Fraiser Driesbach

Title

The Todd Gambit

 
Artist
Year
1989  
Technique
color intaglio 
Image Size
18 1/4 x 26 5/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil signed dated lower right 
Edition Size
22 of 25  
Annotations
titled, lower left 
Reference
"David Driesbach Retrospective", 1991, catalog #51, illustrated in black and white, page 54. 
Paper
white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
DD110 
Price
$600.00 
Description

"The Todd Gambit" was included in the Northern Illinois University exhibition: "David Driesbach Retrospective", 1991, catalog #51, illustrated in black and white, page 54.

Driesbach explained the technique he used to create this composition: "2 plates: 1 copper plate, 1 zinc plate (magenta, thalo green, flame red, black, orange, sienna) soft ground, engraving, aquatint, etched line, chine colle, stenciled color."

In nearly all of Driesbach's printed works he includes himself as a man in some combination of top hat and glasses, integrated into the surreal landscapes he has created on the plate, as if bearing witness to the action--surreal or otherwise--going on all around him. Here, he is two figures, hats replaced by spiked and colorful hair.