signed, titled, numbered and dated in pencil metamorfosis 17/20 maurer 1968 along the lower edge
etching and drypoint on paper
sheet: 69 by 50cm., 27 by 19½in; image: 30 by 34cm., 12 by 13½in.
framed: 71 by 51cm., 28 by 20in.
Etching and drypoint on laid paper. The artist's sheet is loose. There are some stain marks throughout and some minor spots of foxing visible both on the recto and verso. However, the image appears to be well preserved. This work is ready to hang. Presented mounted, framed and glazed.
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Dóra Maurer was at the centre of an independent community of artists, poets and musicians who championed their own culture outside of the official Hungarian system that sought to control artistic output for propaganda purposes during the socialist period. They organised exhibitions in apartments and published underground journals.
Trained as a graphic artist in the 1950s, Maurer pushed the medium to its limit in her experimental works of the following two decades. At the beginning of the sixties, reflecting the influence of Informel, Maurer started her career with etchings. In the 1970s she started to work in photography and moving image, often collaborating with musicians, as well as teaching creative performative workshops. She developed increasingly geometric and abstract drawings and paintings in the 1970s and beyond. Movement, displacement, perception and transformation are consistent threads running through her work.