Detail View: This sculpture began with the 1940's-50's photogravure, a photo etched on a metal plate and mounted on wood for newspaper printing. It was used in advertising for performances at a nightclub or theater. It has been displayed in my studio for years, as was the Sofskin Creme container, which is the same vintage.

Misty Night was a stage name for a burlesque showgirl who performed live onstage in the vaudeville style in Chicago. Her name was written on the back of the type block in pencil.

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

Collection: Beate Minkovski

Reliquary for %Misty Night%
Rituals and Reliquaries: Misty Night Backstage
Mixed on archival support
12 3/8" x 12 3/8" x 2 5/16" d.