“The Masque.” The original is a pen and ink drawing. Can't you hear Cole Porter on his Steinway piano at Peacock Alley in the Waldorf playing into the wee hours, his fans demanding “Anything Goes” several times a night.. He was an American composer who brought a sense of sophistication to his songs. I was too young ever to hear him live, but in mid-Manhattan in the 1970's my friends and I would hunt for little bars with new artists also moved by his dazzling sophistication. This work began as a drawing in pencil and slowly I added the permanent inks.
Original piece: India ink with pen and acrylic ink applied by brush on 500lb cold-pressed paper.
Purchased print is a limited-edition, professional glicée print, rendered on high-quality archival matte paper. The glicée print realistically displays the textures associated with pen and ink art. The standard print includes a sizable white border surrounding the artwork (as displayed in the image above). Matted pieces are prepared with one inch of matting on the top, left, and right, with two inches of matting at the bottom. Approximately 1/8” of the white border remains along the matte’s edge on the top, left and right. The title of the artwork and Sallie’s signature are visible along the bottom of the print.