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Hawken, George
Die Verwandlung (Metamorphosis) – Gregor 18/35
1982

George Hawken was a highly respected draughtsman, master of intaglio printmaking and influential teacher at the University of Toronto. This print is one of only a few in his Die Verwandlung suite that do not directly illustrate a scene in Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis. Instead, the image seems to suggest a process of “becoming animal” by way of the protagonist’s skull, open to the air. Gregor wakes up one morning to find he has transformed into a large insect._

 
Hawken, George
Owen Sound ON 1946 – Toronto 2016
Die Verwandlung (Metamorphosis) – Gregor 18/35
1982
Ink on paper
height / width: 51 cm x 41 cm
Gift of Peter Glynn, 1997.
40-002.04

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