THE PRICE OF THIS ETCHING INCLUDES A BLACK PAINTED WOOD FRAME WITH GLASS AND ACID FREE MAT. THE FRAME MEASURES FOURTEEN INCHES HIGH BY ELEVEN INCHES WIDE. THE WHITE MAT CONTAINS A BLACK INNER TRIMMED EDGE. THE ARTWORK ARRIVES WIRED AND READY TO HANG ON YOUR WALL. A WALL HOOK AND NAIL ARE ALSO INCLUDED. Four studio techniques of aquatint, intaglio, drypoint, and Chine Colle were employed to create this original, hand printed etching by Jerry Di Falco. Its title refers to the German Cabaret dancer and performance artist, Anita Berber, born in Dresden on June 10, 1899 - died in 1928. Di Falco’s work on paper is part of his “TEARS FOR BERLIN” series, a collection of etchings devoted to The German Cabaret Art Movement of the 1920-1933. Di Falco executed this etching on a zinc etching plate, four inches wide by five inches high or 10.160cm by 12.700cmand, hand trimmed the French etching paper, RivesBFK white, to eight inches by ten inches. The wood and glass frame with archival mat is 9 inches wide by 12 inches high. This etching is part of a portfolio of FIVE EDITIONS. Moreover, the editions are limited to only five etchings each. This particular etching from the LAST or FIFTH EDITION used a unique blend of French, oil-based colored etching inks. A mulberry bark paper from Thailand that was infused with Japanese Kozo threads was employed in Di Falco’s Chine colle processthe artist treated this natural paper with methyl cellulose. The artist printed and published all etching editions at the Center for Works on Paper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on The Fleisher Art Campus associated with The Philadelphia Museum of Art. The photo Di Falco used for this work was shot by the German fashion photographer, Madame D’Oraa. k. a. Dora Kallumusin 1922. Berlin was the fundamental world center during this period for avant-garde and Dadaist performance art. The political satire inherent in the scripts added an artistic edge to the entertainment aspects of CABARET. In addition, Anita Berber was one of Germany’s most infamous dancersshe loved cocaine and was frequented nightspots with her pet monkey. She gained a reputation for her nude performances, lesbian affairs, and S M themes. Her second marriage to Dadaist cabaret artist, Sebastian Droste, caused both scandal and heartache. The marriage ended after Droste stole her jewels to finance his relocation to New York City. In 1924 Berber attend a performance by American dancer Henri Chatin-Hoffman in Berlinthey fell in love and married two weeks later. In October 1925, the duo began a nationwide tour of a collaborative production, and it was whilst they were in Düsseldorf that the artist Otto Dix painted his notorious portrait of Berber. In the summer of 1926, Anita and Henri were on tour with their new production “Dances of Sex and Ecstasy”. Whilst in Zagreb, Anita publicly insulted the King of Yugoslavia and was imprisoned for six weeks. After this, both Anita and Henri returned to Berlin with no money and returned to the cabaret circuit.