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

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

Untitled (butterflies), from the series "Metamorphosis Animalis"

Tilopa Monk a.k.a. Rudiger Frank

Title

Untitled (butterflies), from the series "Metamorphosis Animalis"

 
Artist
Year
1975  
Technique
color etching and aquatint 
Image Size
4 5/8 x 3 15/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil signed "Rudiger Frank" (prior to name change), lower right; initialed in plate, upper left 
Edition Size
14 of 30  
Annotations
pencil editioned; typset on opposite side of sheet: "Du tanzt im Rhythmus der Urmasse durch Berge und uber Wolken, Du schwebst unter dem Wasser und steigst als Zelle einer Bienenwabe in die Untiefen der Sonnenstrahlen empor" 
Reference
 
Paper
smooth cream laid 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21667 
Price
$225.00 
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.