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 Chine colle, 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 in 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 the cutting edge of European Avant Garde art and coincided 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. Media included RivesBFK white printmaking paper, a blend of oil base inks, two colors of mulberry bark paper from Thailand, and Kozo threads from Japan. This is print number 1 of 5 from the Second Edition. The framed work is 11 inches wide by 14 inches high. THE PRICE OF THIS ETCHING INCLUDES A BLACK PAINTED WOOD FRAME WITH GLASS AND ACID FREE MAT. THE FRAME MEASURES 14 INCHES HIGH BY 11 INCHES WIDE. THE WHITE MAT CONTAINS A BLACK INNER TRIMMED EDGE. THE ARTWORK ARRIVES WIRED AND READY TO HANG ON YOUR WALL, AND A WALL HOOK AND NAIL ARE INCLUDED. PRICE ALSO INCLUDES THE COSTS OF A SHIPMENT CARTON, HANDLING CHARGES, BUBBLE WRAP, AN INFORMATION PACKET ON THE ARTIST, AND A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY.