Rituals and Reliquaries: Misty Night Backstage
Mixed on archival support
12 3/8" x 12 3/8" x 2 5/16" d.
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 was written on the back of the type block. This image would have appeared in newspaper ads.
Other materials: birch dowels; basswood sheet and strips; paper; and acrylic paint on museum archival hardboard and wood support.
Collection: Beate Minkovski