Wolfgang Hutter's Magic Flute

"My flute is not blown with the mouth but, by pencil or brush, is made to play the changes of the imagination."—Wolfgang Hutter in the notes to his "Magic Flute."



Wolfgang Hutter, Zauberflote, 1974 lithograph, 'Curtain'





Wolfgang Hutter, Zauberflote, 1974 lithograph, 'Wild Rocky Space'





Wolfgang Hutter, Zauberflote, 1974 lithograph, 'Pamina's Prison'





Wolfgang Hutter, Zauberflote, 1974 lithograph, 'Temple Grounds'





Wolfgang Hutter, Zauberflote, 1974 lithograph, 'Temple Grounds Glad in Darkness'





Wolfgang Hutter, Zauberflote, 1974 lithograph, 'Temple Forest'





Wolfgang Hutter, Zauberflote, 1974 lithograph, 'The Realm of the Queen of the Night'





Wolfgang Hutter, Zauberflote, 1974 lithograph, 'Pamina's Rosebed'





Wolfgang Hutter, Zauberflote, 1974 lithograph, 'Fire Tower and Water Tower'



My copy of Zauberflote has a somewhat bad print of the tenth color lithograph, "Papageno's Wood." You'll have to find your own copy of this not-really-rare little book to see it. (Try searching for Zauberflote, The Magic Flute, Flute Enchantee, Flauto Magico, and Trollflojten.) The book also includes a suite of etchings.


Once again Dolorosa eerily anticipated this post by featuring a Hutter print last week. I'm often consciously and subconsciously borrowing from her blog.


Also check out a photo of Hutter and friends in Vienna in 1952. You could easily mistake them for a No New York band.