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Paper folio containing 8 direct gravures
They Can Bring the Curtain Down stems from an ongoing interest in the origins of performance art, from the early Dada movement with its cubist costume parties to the influence of the Russian Ballets Russes on a generation of artists. These images in particular are joined by the motif of the curtain, the life of a performer behind the scenes, with all of the anxiety and butterflies associated with the stage. These are lives of the understudies, the background performers rarely in the forefront but essential to the story.