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Printmaking: Etching, Aquatint, Paper, Oil, Ink on Paper.
NOTE: PRICE INCLUDES A MAT AND FRAME, AND THE WORK ARRIVES WIRED AND READY TO HANG. PRICE ALSO INCLUDES ALL SHIPMENT COSTS.
The artist, G. Jerry DiFalco, regards this etching as "photo-centric”, because its image is adapted from one of his original 35mm, black and white photographs from 1987, which was executed in a Barcelona graveyard. The tombstone shows Death claiming a victim via a kiss. DiFalco first created two drawings of his photo before working on his zinc plate, which measured 8 inches high by 6 inches wide. The print, done on STONEHENGE brand BLACK-COLORED paper (USA), measures 15 inches high by 11 inches wide, or 38.10cm by 28.00cm; a special blend of Charbonnel inks from Paris, including gold, was used in the printing. Three separate Nitric acid baths were required for this etching, which employed the studio techniques of intaglio and traditional aquatint. The artist filed down the etching plate's edges and corners to forty-five degree angles and then coated it with a specially blended ground containing organic beeswax, oil of spike lavender, and pure mineral spirits. He then transferred his drawing onto the plate and etched over the graphite lines—into the dried ground with needles—a process called INTAGLIO. The plate then underwent its first Nitric acid bath, which allowed the acid to burn any exposed lines. The plate was next cleaned with turpentine and printed on a large, free standing and table-sized Charles Brand Company Printing Press—manufactured in New York City. This print is from the SECOND edition of FIVE Editions; moreover, each of the editions are limited to just four etchings. The work was created, printed, and published at The Center for Works on Paper—located at 705 Christian Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—within its OPEN PRINTMAKING STUDIO on The Fleischer Art campus. PLEASE NOTE that the etching is shipped without a frame or mat. The shipment is completed by first wrapping the etching between layers of acid-free glassine tissue and then placed between two acid free boards before being carefully and securely packed with bubble wrap. It is mailed in a heavy cardboard box. The “Saatchi on Line” price covers all wrapping materials, handling, carton costs and all regular domestic (USA) mailing fees.
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