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Printmaking: Aquatint, Etching, Oil, Ink, Paper on Paper, Other.
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 Barcelona at one of the city’s graveyards. The tombstone shows Death claiming a victim via a kiss. DiFalco first created two charcoal and powdered graphite 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 craft colored paper (USA), measures 15 inches high by 11 inches wide; Charbonnel brand dense black ink from Paris was used in the printing. Three separate Nitric acid baths were required in this etching, which employed the studio techniques of intaglio and traditional aquatint. The artist filed the etching plate's edges and corners to forty-five degree angles and then coated it with a specially blended ground of organic beeswax, oil of spike lavendar, and pure mineral spirits. He then transferred his drawing onto the plate and then etched over the graphite lines into the dried ground with needles, a process called INTAGLIO. The plate then underwent a Nitric acid bath, which allowed the acid to eat-into 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 First edition of Five Editions; moreover, each of the five editions will be limited to only four etchings. The work was created, printed, and published at The Center for Works on Paper (705 Christian Street) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, within THE OPEN PRINTMAKING STUDIO on The Fleischer Art campus.
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection