“Dale Café”...and with those words, Lorca vanished. CRIES IN GRANADA! - Limited Edition 1 of 6 Art Print by Jerry DiFalco

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Printmaking: Aquatint, Drypoint, Etching, Oil, Ink on Paper, Other, Wood, Glass.

THIS PRICE INCLUDES: THE MATTED ETCHING IN AN ARCHIVAL MAT; A FRAME (16 inch x 20 inch, Type – Glass & Wood Edge / Semi-Ornate Style, Color - Gold); ALL HANDLING COSTS; SHIPMENT COSTS; CARDBOARD SHIPMENT CARTON; BUBBLE WRAP & OTHER PACKING MATERIALS; AND, A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY. The work is wired and ready to hang. Framing includes a brown craft paper backing. A wall hook and nail are included.

This etching, executed in oil-based ink (French) on natural papers, currently has two finished editions; each edition is limited to an extremely small number of prints (six in the first edition, and five in the remaining four). Editions III, IV, & V (3, 4 & 5) will be printed between July and August 15, 2016. The studio techniques I used are intaglio, aquatint, & drypoint. The etching was done in a nitric acid bath, and this work required eight separate baths per plate. The color for this edition is a blend of five different ones, including metallic gold. The paper used is Rives BFK white (France). The artist hand printed these works in Philadelphia at The Center for Works on Paper.

I used two zinc metal plates for this “etched diptych”; each plate measured seven-inches high by five-inches wide (17.780cm x 12.700cm); with the small separating space between the left and right plate, the image size measures slightly over seven-inches high by ten-inches wide (17.780cm x 25.400cm).

Image & Title:
The inspiration for this work came from photographs I took in 1987 while in Granada, Spain. The title “Dale café. And With These Words . . . Lorca Vanished; Cries in Granada.” Is a combination of English and Spanish words. In Spanish, “Dale Café” (pronounced Dah-LEY cah-FEY), means “Give him coffee .” However, during the Spanish Civil War, a right-wing military fascist used this phrase as a euphemism for, “Take him to the firing squad.” And Spain’s openly gay poet and playwright, Frederico Garcia Lorca was killed when General Gonzalo Queipo de Llano exclaimed. "Dale café, mucho café”. Lorca’s body was never found but the fascists boasted about murdered Salvador Dali’s “boyfriend”. A Cuban poet and I once walked in the area one October night where the murder may have happened; as we approached a small field atop a mountain, we saw levitating red spheres and heard sorrowful moans deep with the wooded areas we found ourselves.

1/6;I/V appears on the prints lower left corner. This stands for The best (First) print of six prints in the edition; First Edition of Five.


“Dale Café”...and with those words, Lorca vanished. CRIES IN GRANADA! - Limited Edition 1 of 6

Jerry DiFalco

United States


Size: 20 W x 16 H x 1 in

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