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Rubber, 1979, ‘Diter Rot’, Vol. 2, no. 5 [bulletin]

Rubber, 1979, ‘Diter Rot’, Vol. 2, no. 5
23,4 x 16,2 cm
monthly bulletin
12 pp. + cover, loose folded sheets, 5 original ink stamps by Dieter Roth
condition: splendid, apart from bump at lower part of magazine
inv.Rubb 758

This bulletin is completely dedicated to Dieter Roth. The magazine with ink stamps was designed in cooperation with Dieter Roth.

 

Below: inner couver and first seven pages with original stamps

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DIETER ROTH, Der Tränensee [The Lake of Tears], 1973

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DIETER ROTH, Der Tränensee [The Lake of Tears], 1973
47,5 x 33 x 5,5 cm
artist’s book, letterpress newspaper printing
edition 150
signed, dated, numbered
published by the artist
good condition, although with discoloured cover due to aging
€ 2.200,-

 

Roth published regularly aphorisms in the Anzeiger Stadt Luzern und Umgebung placed among the paper’s usual advertisements. After a series of lines like ‘Ein Flugzeug its ein bözes Wort’ / “An airplane it is an evil word” , ‘Ausgeweint ist ausgeschlafen’ / “Finished crying is finished sleeping” and ‘Es wird einmal gewesen sein’ / “Once it will be has been”. The newspaper cancelled Roth’s campaign after too many readers complained about the incomprehensible messages that obviously didn’t advertise anything at all. In 1973 Dieter Roth published all his 248 aphorisms in ‘Das Tränenmeer’ (The Sea of Tears).

This artist’s book is also in the collection of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: Dieter Roth Collection Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

 

Aphorism: ‘Die Beweinen, die wollen beweint werden D.R.’
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DIETER ROTH, Quick, 1994

DIETER ROTH, Quick, 1965/1994
20 x 32 x13 mm
mini book, plastic box, folded stencil ca A5, signed, dated: 1965/94
edition 45 + 105
published by Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam 1994                                    
Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam € 220,-   July 2012
Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam € 450,-   September 2013
Collection Kees van Gelder, Amsterdam

Artist book originally published by Rudolf Reiser in 1965 in an edition 150. In 1994 Rudolf Zwirner / Galerie Rudolf Zwirner in Cologne found one day a shoe box in his storage with left-overs of the edition. He asked Walter Koenig / Buchhandlung Walther Koenig if he was interested in these books. The latter contacted the artist who suggested that he could take the shoe box with the books to Boekie Woekie artist’s Bookshop in Amsterdam for a revival of this project started in 1965. Dieter Roth wanted to have a little container for the book, which was supplied by the bookshop. In this way the remaining 105 copies which remained unsold, were re-issued in Amsterdam in 1994, signed and dated ‘1965/94’ by Roth on the front cover, supplied with a wrap-around information sheet (apart from Dutch text, with stenciled handwriting of the artist) in Icelandic, German (recto), English and Dutch (verso); together with a small plastic box.

The artistic practice of Dieter Roth (Swiss, born in Germany, 1930–1998) encompassed everything from painting and sculpture to film and video, but it is arguably through his editioned works—prints, books, and multiples—that he made his most radical contributions. These experiments include the use of organic materials in lieu of traditional mediums, including book-sausages filled with ground paper in place of meat, and multiples of plastic toys mired in melted chocolate, as well as a dazzling array of variations on printed postcards. Here the magazine Quick was cut and used to the smallest book he ever made.

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DIETER ROTH, Rosbeek 23 – Blad 1/2 + Blad 2/2, 1986

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DIETER ROTH, Rosbeek 23 – Blad 1/2 + Blad 2/2, 1986
each 59,5 x 79 cm (folded 19,8 x 19,8 cm), 2 parts
offset, printed recto and verso with text in Dutch and German and illustrations, comes with envelope
edition unknown
published by Drukkerij Rosbeek, Nuth, Netherlands / Charles Nypels Prijs 1986
very good condition

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DIETER ROTH, Zeitschrift für Alles, n.d. [1985]

DIETER ROTH, Zeitschrift für Alles, n.d. [1985]
29,7 x 21 cm
photo copy, fold as posted
signed
edition unknown

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DIETER ROTH, Karnickelköttelkarnickel, 1972 [Rabbit shit-rabbit]

DIETER ROTH, Karnickelköttelkarnickel (Rabbit-shit rabbit), 1972
21 x 10 x 19 cm
rabbit dung, straw
verso signed and numbered on label
edition 200
very good condition
€ 10.800,-

Dieter Roth is known for his artist’s books, speedy drawings, sculptures and installations. He was an extreme example of a Fluxus artist using found materials, including rotting food, melt chocolate and, like in this multiple, animal droppings. He once said: ‘Wait, later this will be nothing’. He is known as Dieter Roth and Diter Rot.

This edition is in the collection of the Moma in New York, USA: Dieter Roth, MOMA.

History of prices:
Germann Auktionshaus, Zurich, Switzerland     € 11.500,- 11 June 2012
Christie’s, Zurich, Switzerland             € 8.625 (hammer price)/€ 10.350,- 5 May 2015
Van Ham Kunstauktionen, Cologne         € 5.000.- (hammer price) 2 June 2016
Van Ham Kunstauktionen, Cologne         € 7.000.- (hammer price) 30 November 2016 – nota bene: same edition number as auctioned on 2 June 2016

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DITER ROT (DIETER ROTH), Rathaus, 1968 [Serie 3: Kassel nr. 5]

DITER ROT (Dieter Roth), Rathaus, 1968 [Serie 3: Kassel nr. 5]
14,8 x 10,5 cm
offset postcard
out of set of 9 postcards, loose in original clear plastic envelope as issued
signed in initials, dated
published by Edition Tangente and distributed by Klaus Staeck, Heidelberg, Germany
€ 165,- plus € 13,- Track & Trace EU registered mail





 

References

 

“Exceedingly rare complete set of original postcards, published by Klaus Staeck in response to the controversial 4th Documenta show in Kassel in 1968. Each of the postcards is classified as an ‘Originalgrafik’, and this set includes Joseph Beuys’ very first artist postcard. 
This set is special in the fact that every one of the postcards is individually signed by the respective artist. It is not known how many signed sets were ever issued, but it is probable that not more than ten such sets exist. Each postcard’s image is inspired by the Museum Fridericianum in Kassel. 
List of the postcards: 
Nr.1 Joseph Beuys – Friedrichsplatz (documenta IV) – signed in pencil. [Ref. Schellmann, Joseph Beuys – The Multiples, P1, page 410]. 
Nr.2 Gabor Altorjay – Kassel – documenta IV – 1968 – offset – signed in pencil 
Nr.3 Gabor Altorjay – Kassel – documenta IV – 1968 – offset – signed in pencil 
Nr.4 Karl Heinz Krull – Friedrichsplatz – 1968 – offset – signed and dated 68 in pencil 
Nr.5 Dieter Rot – Rathaus – 1968 – offset – signed with initials and dated 68 in pencil 
Nr.6 Klaus Staeck – Museum Fridericianum – 1968 – woodcut – signed and dated in pencil 
Nr.7 Wolf Vostell – Multimedia Environment – Kassel 1968 – signed in pen 
Nr.8 Nikolaus Jungwirth – Museum Fridericianum – 1968 – offset – signed in pencil 
Nr.9 KP Brehmer – Museum Fridericianum – 1968 – offset – signed in pencil on reverse. This postcard also has Brehmer’s postage stamp which he designed for Documenta.”
Sims Reed Ltd., London, England

Nota Bene 1

DITER ROT (Dieter Roth), Rathaus, 1968 [Serie 3: Kassel nr. 5]
14,8 x 10,5 cm
offset postcard
out of set of 9 postcards, loose in original clear plastic envelope as issued
signed in initials, dated, numbered 1-30
part of ‘Vorzugsausgabe’
published by Edition Tangente and distributed by Klaus Staeck, Heidelberg, Germany

Nota Bene 2

DITER ROT (Dieter Roth), Rathaus, 1968 [Serie 3: Kassel nr. 5]
14,8 x 10,5 cm
scuffed offset postcard, painted, dated 1969
signed in initials
published by Edition Tangente and distributed by Klaus Staeck, Heidelberg, Germany

Nota Bene 3

The edition ‘Rathaus 1968, 9 postcards’ is not to be confused with ‘Heidelberg 1968, 14 postcards’; also published by Edition Tangente in 1968, Also as issued loose in original clear plastic envelope. (14.8 x 10.5 cm each).

Nr.1 Stefan Wewerka – Der Dom zu Köln im Jahre 5040 – offset – signed and dated in pencil on verso 
Nr.2 Dick Higgins – Der Dom im Himmel – 1968 – offset with collage element – signed in pen 
Nr.3 Gabor Altorjay – Köln Altstadt – offset – unsigned 
Nr.4 Karl Heinz Krull – 4711 immer dabei – offset – signed and dated 68 in pen 
Nr.5a Dieter Rot – Kölner Rheinbogen – offset – signed in pencil 
Nr.6 Klaus Staeck – Kölner Dom fur Raucher – woodcut – signed and dated in pen 
Nr.7 Wolf Vostell – Köln die deutsche Haupstadt der Kunst – signed in pen 
Nr.8 Nikolaus Jungwirth – Dom (ostseite) mit Rhein – offset – signed in pen 
Nr.9 Jean-Frederic Schnyder – Sieh Köln und Stirb – offset – signed in pen 
Nr.10 Werner Nöfer – Der Rhein bei Köln – offset – signed in pencil 
Nr.11 Friedrich Heubach – ziehen sie verbindungen – offset – signed in pen 
Nr.12 Alison Knowles – from the publication a house of dust – offset – signed in pen 
Nr.13 Alison Knowles – from the publication a house of dust – offset – signed in pen. 
Nr.14 Horst Antes – (Brief) – not issued. 
Nr.15 Joseph Beuys – Köln, signed in pen.