Dixies Jazz Bar For The Lavender Set Printmaking By Jerry Di Falco

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Artist Jerry  Di Falco. 'Dixies Jazz Bar For The Lavender Set' Artwork Image, Created in 2016, Original Watercolor. #art #artist
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Artist:

Jerry Di Falco

Title:

Dixies Jazz Bar For The Lavender Set

Price:
Year:
2016
Size - (USA):
11 W x 15 H x 1 D (inches)
Size - (metric):
27.9 W x 38.1 H x 2.5 D (centimeters)

Theme:

Edition:
5
Artwork ID:
596123
Artwork Description:   This etching, which is part of my New Orleans Collection, shows the building at 701 Bourbon Street at the intersection of St. Peters. The structure is also featured in another DiFalco etching that shows the building when it functioned in the 1930s as the POM POM BAYOU GROCERY. This zinc plate etching is based on drawings that DiFalco executed, which were all inspired by a Walter Cook Keenan photograph from 1949. This photograph is from the Walter Cook Keenan New Orleans Photographs Collection, Southeastern Architectural Archive, Special Collections Division, Tulane University Libraries. Media included oil-based etching ink, Rives FK white paper, methyl cellulose and Thai mulberry bark paper. The STUDIO TECHNIQUES employed were Intaglio, Drypoint, and Chine Collé. The dimensions for the zinc plate measured six-inches wide by nine inches high, or 15.24cm by 22.86cm, which is also the overall size of the image. The paper print measures 11.2 inches wide by 15 inches high, or 28cm x 38.100cm. DiFalco published and hand printed this work at The Center for Works on Paper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which is a part of the Fleisher Art Memorials campus. Fleisher is an operational component of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Keywords include shadows, shutters, Intaglio, architecture, Frances Benjamin Johnson, Gay and Lesbian, 701 Bourbon Street, Dixie’s, jazz, balconies, French Quarter. Dixie’s Bar of Music moved to Bourbon Street, where it continued to attract lesbians, gays, straights, and an eclectic mix of local and nationally known patrons. Dixie, or Yvonne Miss Dixie Fasnacht, and her lover Irma lived in an apartment upstairs from the club. At the suggestion of Louisiana author and club regular, Lyle Saxon, Dixie and Irma commissioned Xavier Gonzalez to paint a 35-foot mural for the bar. Gonzalez filled it with 66 well-known entertainers who visited the bar. Celebrities featured in the mural included Lena Horne, Xavier Cugat, Louis Prima, Benny Goodman, Salvador Dali, Helen Hays, George Gershwin, Kate Smith,, the Dorsey brothers, Hazel Scott, the Ink Spots, Paul Robeson, Paul Whiteman, Jack Benny, the Andrews Sisters, Connie Boswell and Dorothy Lamour. Please note that this etching is shipped to the buyer without a frame or mat. This keeps the price reasonable and also allows the collector a wide range of choice in framing selection. For shipment, a sturdy cardboard box is employed. The etching is first wrapped in two layers of acid free glassine and then placed between two archival boards. This is next placed into the shipping box and securely packed with bubble wrap. The price does not include any shipment costs.


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