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Printmaking: Aquatint, Etching, Oil, Ink, Paper on Paper, Other.
THE PRICE OF THIS ETCHING INCLUDES A FRAME (BLACK-PAINTED WOOD WITH GLASS) AND ACID-FREE MAT. THE FRAME MEASURES 14 INCHES HIGH BY 11 INCHES WIDE; AND, THE WHITE MAT CONTAINS A BLACK INNER TRIMMED EDGE. THE ARTWORK ARRIVES WIRED AND READY TO HANG ON YOUR WALL. ALSO, A WALL HOOK AND NAIL ARE INCLUDED.
This etching was hand printed by the artist at The Center for Works on Paper in Philadelphia, which is part of Fleisher Art Memorial’s OPEN STUDIO IN PRINTMAKING. The work was executed on a zinc plate and incorporates the studio techniques of Intaglio and Aquatint. Five separate baths in Nitric acid and water were used to achieve the desired image, which was inspired by a 1929 photograph of Wilheim Bendow, a performance artist from German cabaret. This is the first work in a series of etchings devoted to the German form of Performing Arts in the 1920s and early 1930s called CABARET. This form of music-theater was on Europe's cutting edge of the Avant Garde and coincides with the German Expressionist movements in Visual Art, Literature, and Film. Cabaret was also an area in which both class and gender roles were explored via satire. The image size corresponds to the etching plate’s size of six inches wide by nine inches high or 15.240cm by 22.860 cm. The RivesBFK white printmaking paper was hand torn to a size of about eleven inches by fifteen inches or 27.940cm by 38.100cm. The artist created a blend of turquoise, crimson, and violet ink colors for this edition, the FIRST of FOUR. The editions are limited to just FIVE etchings each, and the inks are oil based.
The Saatchi price includes the costs for all handling, the shipment carton, bubble wrap, mat, frame, Certificate of Authenticity, and regular domestic (US) shipment costs.
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