Jerry DiFalco created this intaglio and aquatint etching using a zinc plate that was etched in several baths of nitric acid. It is from the First Edition of Four Editions, and each edition is limited to only five etchings. The work depicts Jack Kerouac and a friend standing outside The Kettle of Fish, a Greenwich Village Bar popular with The NYC Beat Writers during the late 1950s. This is Di Falco’s first etching in a series devoted to THE BEAT POETS, entitled “Atomic Alphabets.” The artist printed all editions on a printing press built by Charles Brand of New York Cityhe works at The Center for Works on Paper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as part of the OPEN STUDIO IN PRINTMAKING, which is connected to the Fleisher Art School and the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania. The image size is six inches high by four inches wide, and the print measures about eleven by ten inches. This ready to hang work comes with an archival mat and metal edged frame that measures about 13 by 10 inches. The price includes all shipment costs. The artist, Di Falco, is also a poet whose father was a jazz musician during the 1950s. He studies creative writing with Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Stanley Kunitz. Di Falco also befriended the beat poets Allan Ginsberg, Larry Ferlinghetti, and John Weiners in the 1970s and is currently working on a manuscript of his own poetry entitled, “PAINTED RELICS”.
Beat, Kerouac, Poets, 1950s, Painting, Etching, Original Printmaking