PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ETCHING IS SOLD ALREADY FRAMED AND IN A MAT. THE FRAME IS COMPOSED OF BLACK WOOD AND THE ARCHIVAL MAT IS WHITE. The artist regards this etching as photo centric, because it was adapted from one of his original 35mm, black and white photographs from 1987, which was executed in Barcelona. The photo was taken at one of the city’s main graveyards. The tombstone shows Death claiming a victim with a kiss. Di Falco first created two drawings of his photo before working on his zinc plate, which measures 8 inches high by 6 inches wide. The print, done on STONEHENGE brand craft colored paper, measures 15 inches high by 11 inches wide. Charbonnel brand 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 aquatint. The artist filed the etching and then coated it with a ground of beeswax, oil of spike Lavender, and mineral spirits. The plate was printed on a freestanding, table size Charles Brand Company Printing Press, manufactured in New York City. This print is from the First edition of Five Editions, and 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 Paper705 Christian Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, within THE OPEN PRINTMAKING STUDIO on The Fleischer Art campus. The shipment is completed by first wrapping the framed etching between layers of acid free glassine tissue and then securing it between two cardboard pieces. Next it is carefully and securely packed with bubble wrap and mailed in a heavy cardboard box. The ABSOLUTE ARTS DOT COM price covers the mat, frame, all wrapping materials, handling, and carton costs, however all mailing fees are added.