Mary Stoppert
Rituals and Reliquaries: Misty Night Backstage
Mixed on archival support
12 3/8" sq. x 2 5/16"d. x
3/4 view. 1940's - 50's photogravure metal on wood printing block; Sofskin Creme container, same vintage.

Misty Night was a stage name for a burlesque showgirl who performed live onstage in the vaudeville manner. Her name is written on the back of the type block by the typesetter. This image would have been seen in an a newspaper ad.

Other materials: birch dowels; basswood sheet and strips; paper; and acrylic paint on museum archival hardboard and wood support.

Collection: Beate Minkovski
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