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Printmaking: Aquatint, Etching, Drypoint, Oil, Ink on Paper, Other.
This etching (created with the techniques of intaglio and drypoint) was executed in silver metallic, oil-based ink on STONEHENGE cream-colored paper); the image was inspired by a still from the silent German film METROPOLIS. I etched the work on two separate zinc plates that each measured four-inches WIDE by five-inches HIGH, or 10.160 cm by 12.700cm; therefore, the overall visual image measures eight-inches WIDE by four-inches HIGH, or 20.320 cm by 12.700cm. The paper size is about twelve-inches by ten-inches wide, or 30.480cm by 25.400cm. Four separate nitric acid baths were required for the final etched design. This work was hand-printed by the artist (2017) at The Center for Works on Paper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This print is from the FIRST of Four Editions; each edition is limited to five prints.
The 1927 film by Fritz Lang, METROPOLIS, is one of the finest examples of German Expressionist cinema and contributed new levels of fine art to the future and history of film-making. This marathon work blends science fiction with religion and politics and takes place in the future year of 2026 C.E.; the work examines a larger-than-life urban scenario ruled by billionaire industrialists and corporate kings. The artistic sets were heavily influenced by the artistic movements of Futurism, Cubism, and Bauhaus. The script, written by Lang and his wife, Thea von Harbou, starred Gustav Fröhlich, Brigitte Helm, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, and Alfred Abel. The amazing special effects were unlike any previously shown in a film.
THIS PRICE INCLUDES THE MATTED ETCHING IN AN ARCHIVAL MAT; A GLASS & WOOL FRAME (11 INCHES BY 14 INCHES WIDE, COLOR - BLACK); ALL HANDLING COSTS; SHIPMENT COSTS; CARDBOARD SHIPMENT CARTON; BUBBLE WRAP/PACKING MATERIALS; AND, CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY.
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