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. Four studio techniques of aquatint, intaglio, drypoint, and Chine Collé were employed to create this original etching by Jerry Di Falco. Its title refers to the German Cabaret dancer and performance artist, Anita Berber, who was born in Dresden on June 10th 1899 and died young in 1928. The work is part of the artist’s “TEARS FOR BERLIN SERIES”, a collection of etchings devoted to The German Art Movement of the 1920s. It was executed on a zinc etching plate that measured four inches wide by five inches high or 10.160cm by 12.700cm, and the printing paper was hand trimmed to eight inches by ten inches. The wood and glass frame with archival mat is 9 inches wide by 12 inches high.
This etching is part of a portfolio of FIVE EDITIONS, and moreover, the editions are limited to five etchings. This work is from the SECOND EDITION and executed in a blend of French, oil base etching inks printed on Rives BFK white pape. Di Falco used a Thai mulberry bark paper for the color overlay process. This work was printed and published by the artist at the Center for Works on Paper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on The Fleisher Art Campus. Three separate nitric acid baths were required to obtain the final design. The 1922 photographic image DiFalco used in his studies for this etching originated from a print by the German fashion photographer, Madame D’Ora, a. k. a. Dora Kallumus taken.