DOROTHY IANNONE, Put Out The Light, 2022 [match box XXL]

DOROTHY IANNONE, Put Out The Light, 2022
3 x 29 x 6 cm
cardboard XXL box, matches
edition 500
published by We Do Not Work Alone, Paris, France
inv.IDor 000-000

“Put out the light” is the last edition Iannone Dorothy made before she died in december 2022 at the age of 89. Dorothy became well-known with what she called “ecstatic unity” that referred to erotic and sexual explorations featured in many of her works. In “An Icelandic Saga” she describes a trip made in the late sixties to Reykjavik in Iceland, with her then American husband James Upham. There she met and fell madly in love with Swiss Fluxus artist Dieter Roth.

DOROTHY IANNONE, A Thousand and One Songs for Erik Bock, 2019 [multiple]


DOROTHY IANNONE, A Thousand and One Songs for Erik Bock, 2019
43 x 30,7 x 2,5 cm
cardboard box, loosely inserted colour photo in glued on photo corners, 9 offset prints incl. index sheet with credits, 2 CD’s fixed on inner side of lid, postcard
signed, numbered
edition 150
published by Tochnit Aleph, Berlin, Germany
inv.DIan 000-pr


“Not every love is forever, nor is an unimaginable longevity necessary in order that a love qualify as memorable. I once derived a great deal of pleasure as well as artistic inspiration (and eventually, some pain, I must admit) from a sexual and intellectual friendship with an emotionally thrifty (as he himself would be the first to admit) but very beautiful gentleman from a neighbouring country, north of Berlin, my adopted home, and whom I’m so glad I met long ago.

“These recordings were made for him, to give him pleasure, and pride in his being, as well as for myself, so that I could continue my immersion in our relationship when, for short periods, we were apart…..”

From the liner-notes by Dorothy Iannone, November 2017


DOROTHY IANNONE, Ta(Rot) Pack, 2009
3.75 x 5 inches
offset cards, wooden box, signed and numbered
edition 100 + 10 AP
published by The New Museum, New York, USA
not available

Between 1968-1969 Dorothy Iannone made a series of 27 A4 drawings depicting her life with Dieter Roth while living in Germany, France and Iceland. Dorothy described this period as “always immersed in the beloved.” She called this series of drawings Ta(Rot) (Dieter Roth was also known as Dieter Rot). When Dorothy had her exhibition at the New Museum in 2009, she collaborated with Jarrett Gregory and Daniel Thiem to re-imagine her Ta(Rot) series into a tarot pack edition. She compressed them into 3.75 x 5″ inches laminated cards.

History of prices:
The New Museum, New York, USA 8 December 2012 US$ 200.-

DOROTHY IANNONE, Dorothy Iannone and her mother Sarah Pucci, 1980

DOROTHY IANNONE, Dorothy Iannone and her mother Sarah Pucci, 1980
8 parts with ca 50  sheets of paper, portfolio
signed and hand-coloured cover
published by Neue Galerie Stadt Aachen, Aachen, Germany              

Portfolio with different magazines, sheets and printed matter. Complete set. Some copies have been additionally signed and handcoloured on cover by the artist.