Untitled (bird of prey), from the series "Metamorphosis Animalis" by Tilopa Monk a.k.a. Rudiger Frank

Untitled (bird of prey), from the series Metamorphosis Animalis by Tilopa Monk a.k.a. Rudiger Frank

Untitled (bird of prey), from the series "Metamorphosis Animalis"

Tilopa Monk a.k.a. Rudiger Frank

Title

Untitled (bird of prey), from the series "Metamorphosis Animalis"

 
Artist
Year
1975  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
4 1/2 x 3 5/8" " platemark 
Signature
pencil signed "Rudiger Frank" (prior to name change), lower right 
Edition Size
14 of 30  
Annotations
pencil dated and editioned; typeset text on opposite side of sheet: "Das verbitterte Heulen der Schlange in Deiner Seele verbietet Dir aber, Deine Flugel in den Schotz zu legen und in die Tiefe Deiner animalischen Hulle zu klettern" 
Reference
 
Paper
smooth, soft handmade laid 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21655 
Price
$125.00 
Description
Information found on the artist Rudiger Frank, who changed his name to Tilopa Monk in 1984 at age 35, is relatively sparse. He was best known for his abstract expressionist oil paintings and magic realist etchings. In regards to this series of etchings, “Metamorphosis Animalis,” it is unclear how large the series was when it was published. There may have been up to 81 images in total. Some are printed on folded sheets that feature poems by Renanta Zunke; others stand alone. Some are surrealist or magic realist in nature, others are relatively straight forward. Adding to the mystery is the dating: some are dated with the publication’s year, 1975; others are dated 1976.