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Printmaking: Etching, Aquatint, Oil, Paper, Ink on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric), Paper, Other.
ROSE-COLORED EDITION WITH PURPLE MULBERRY BARK PAPER OVERLAY FOR MOON.
Jerry Mazur-DiFalco created this visually distinctive hand-created print through the use of four separate zinc etchings plates, placed simultaneously on the printing press bed (in a pattern of two over two plates) to produce one printed image. The scene features an historic building (called THE CALBILDO) in the French Quarter of New Orleans; also, the work highlights DiFalco’s established trademark of allowing the viewer the opportunity to see scenes "through a window" via his use of multiple plates that mimick architectural windowpanes. The studio techniques of intaglio, aquatint, Chine collè, and drypoint were employed to achieve the final design; each plate was etched in a nitric acid bath four times and measures six inches high by four inches wide. The overall image size (including the separating cross-like shape that separates the plates) measures eight-and-a-quarter inches wide by twelve-and-a-quarter inches high. The French paper used was RivesBFK white. which measures about fourteen-inches high by seventeen inches high. The work is sold in an archival mat with a silver-painted wood and glass frame (twenty-four inches high by eighteen-inches wide). The unique color of this etching is attributed to the artist’s blending of seven colors of oil-based ink from Paris. The scene—based on three original drawings by DiFalco—was adapted from a 1999 photograph by a friend of the artist. This series contains FIVE EDITIONS, with each intimate edition limited to only FOUR ETCHINGS. This is the best print (Number One) from the 4th of 5 Editions (printed in June 2019.
The price includes mat, frame, etching, shipment costs, shipment carton, bubble warp, plastic for waterproofing frame & work during shipment, a craft paper frame backing, and a signed Certificate of Authenticity with artist's information. This work was hand printed by DiFalco on a Charles Brand industrial, free-standing press at The Center for Works on Paper’s Open Studio in Printmaking, which is connected to The Fleisher Art School's campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Fleisher Art school is associated with The Philadelphia Museum of Art.
NARRATIVE: New Orleans is a mysterious and bittersweet city that blends diverse cultures, music, art forms, and foods unlike any other city in the US. Its mix of French, Italian, Spanish, Canadian, West African, Asian, Caribbean, and Native peoples (coupled with its humidity, vegetation, and relaxed lifestyles) has earned it the nickname of “The Big Easy”. Architecture, jazz, voodoo, trolley cars, class stratification, diverse races, and culinary aromas all combine—like a flavorful gumbo—to create one of the most captivating cities in the US.
Scene History: After the Louisiana Purchase, this building (called the Cabildo) housed governmental offices. From 1803 until 1812, the Louisiana territorial superior court sat there. From 1868 to 1910 (after the Civil War), the Louisiana Supreme Court resided here. The Cabildo, a National Historic Landmark on Jackson Square in New Orleans, has also served as an emergency hospital, a banquet hall, and as a home for various libraries, including the New Orleans Library Association in 1819 and the Law Association Library from 1847 until 1910. In 1911, the Louisiana State Museum moved in, where it and remains today.
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