This is the third and final edition of this double plate etching, which was printed manually in 2020 by the artist at The Center For Works on Paper, 705 Christian Street in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, at the Fleisher Art School Campus, 700 Block of Catharine Street. The edition is limited to just five etchings and represents the famous icon from New Jersey in Margate, just south of Atlantic City. The artist spent many summers of his childhood here and loved visiting this elephant shaped building that once served as a hotel. The etching was based on original drawings, which were adapted from the artists photo shot in 2013. DFalco blended a mixture of French, oil base etching inks and printed the plates on STONEHENGE brand pale blue papere. The artwork is executed on two zinc etching plates, each one measuring eight-inches high by ten-inches wide, 20.320cm by 25.400cm. The overall image size is 16 inches high by 10 inches wide. The print measures 22 inches high by fifteen inches wide. These plates were etched in five separate baths of Nitric acid, and DiFalco incorporated the studio techniques of intaglio, aquatint and drypoint. THE PRICE INCLUDES THE MAT, ETCHING, FRAME, ALL HANDLING COSTS, A PROFESSIONAL CARDBOARD SHIPMENT CARTON, BUBBLE WRAP, OTHER PACKING MATERIALS, AND A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY. The work is wired and ready to hang. Framing includes a brown craft paper backing. A wall hook and nail are included.
The following QUOTE about this iconic landmark by the Atlantic Ocean is from- http www. roadsideamerica. com story.
Lucy is the world s largest elephant, and the only one in America designated as a National Historic Landmark.
She was built in 1881 by James V. Lafferty, a real estate developer with a knack for promotion. Standing six stories tall, weighing 90 tons, covered with 12,000 square feet of sheet tin, Lucy was more than an object of awe -- she was a functioning building, serving first as a real estate office, as a summer home, even briefly as a tavern, until unruly drunks nearly burned her down. She also gave people a reason to come to Margate City while Lafferty gave his real estate pitch. Frame size is 24 inches high by 18 inches wide
Beach, Margate, Architecture, Icon, Elephant, Original Printmaking, Humor Printmaking