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. The artist employed the studio techniques of aquatint, intaglio, drypoint, and Chine Colle. It is entitled “KABARETT” and belongs to Di Falco’s TEARS FOR BERLIN series, a collection devoted to The German Cabaret Art Movement from 1917 to 1933. It was executed on a zinc etching plate that measured four inches wide by five inches high, or 10.160cm by 12.700cm. This etching is part of a portfolio of FIVE EDITIONS with each individual edition limited to only five prints. This work, from the Last or FIFTH EDITION, is executed in French, oil base etching ink and on RivesBFK white paper. A Thai mulberry bark paper—infused with Japanese Kozo threads and also treated with methyl cellulose -- was used in the Chine colle collections. This work was printed and published by the artist at the Center for Works on Paper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on The Fleisher Art Campus, which is an art school for students and professional artists. The theme surrounds an architectural detail of a cabaret called The Europahaus, located on Stresemannstraße in Berlin, one of hundreds of cabarets in the city dating from 1931. The photographic image Di Falco used, as a study for several original drawings before the etching was executed, originated from The Digital Picture Archives of the Federal Archives or Bundesarchiv. Berlin was the central location in the 1930s for avant-garde and Dadaist performance art. The political satire inherent in the scripts added an artistic edge to the entertainment and theatrical aspects of CABARET. Many artists from the USA, including Josephine Baker, flocked to Berlin to participate in this historic art movement. When the National Socialists came to power, the world of gay nightlife and cabaret ended quickly.