Moth by Fred G. Becker

Moth by Fred G. Becker

Moth

Fred G. Becker

Title

Moth

 
Artist

Fred G. Becker

  1913 - 2004 (biography)
Year
1947 /99 
Technique
soft ground etching on two plates, with added orange stencil 
Image Size
23 3/8 x 23 3/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil 
Edition Size
10 of 16  
Annotations
titled & dated 
Reference
n/a 
Paper
cream wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
FRBE101 
Price
$1,800.00 
Description
The artist's daughter commented on "Moth": It was made on 2 plates because the press at the Atelier17 in NYC was small and could only accommodate half of the print. As I said, the orange stencil was added later‚Ķmaybe 70's. What is so amazing about this piece is how Fred was able to reproduce almost perfectly 2 opposite images BY HAND etched on a plate. No computer graphics or anything. Truly amazing.