The Firefly. 1965. 11.5x6. Deep-bite etching in color.

This print, the second in the series of "Dancing Fools," is a parody of the foibles of the old who wish to be young. In the balloon of text is the first line of the famous carnival song of Lorenzo de' Medici. The song, which all Italian children are made to memorize, begins: "Quant e bella giovinezza..." or "How beautiful is youth, which so quickly flies away." Signed and numbered by the artist in pencil. Edition of 75.

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