Dress-up Day at the Old Men's Home by David Fraiser Driesbach

Dress-up Day at the Old Mens Home by David Fraiser Driesbach

Dress-up Day at the Old Men's Home

David Fraiser Driesbach

Title

Dress-up Day at the Old Men's Home

 
Artist
Year
2001  
Technique
color etching, soft ground & stencil 
Image Size
11 3/4 x 19 3/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
2 of 15  
Annotations
titled & dated 
Reference
 
Paper
white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
DD135 
Price
$500.00 
Description

In nearly all of Driesbach's printed works there is a man in a top hat and glasses integrated into the narrative. Likely meant as figures of himself, Driesbach is embedded in the surreal landscapes he has created on the plate, as if bearing witness to the action--surreal or otherwise--going on all around him.

Detail-oriented and never one to waste a moment of innovation, Driesbach also registered his large prints with pinholes placed not at the corners of the sheets as was traditional, but placed purposefully through the center of specific objects within the composition: the eye of a horse, the hub of a wheel, the filament of a lightbulb.