DAVID HAMMONS, invite, 2019
20 x 26 cm
part of complete set of Hauser & Wirth announcements and invitations 2018
published by Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, St Moritz, London, New York, Hongkong. Los Angeles
These cards were issued in 2019 with the following artists:
MATTHEW DAY JACKSON
ANNA MARIA MAIOLINO
JESÚS RAFAEL SOTO
DIETER ROTH, Bastel-Novelle, 1992
30 x 21 x 2 cm
4 magazines, stapled, 2 yellow stickers on plastic bag
only ca 10-20 signed, dated with felt pen on plastic bag
couver Basel Novelle 3: also signed, dated in pencil:
published by Dieter Roth Verlag and issued as package with 4 booklets on behalf of Basel Art Fair 1992
mint condition, although light seepage of glue to front of the yellow stickers
Private collection, Amsterdam – ask for details
Originally these four publications were issued by Hans Jörg Mayer in 1974-1978. In 1991 a second run as reprints issued by Dieter Roth Verlag were included in Volume 35 being part of ‘Dieter Roth Gesammelte Werke’.
Bastel-Novelle number 1 printed in an edition of 250.
Bastel-Novelle number 2 printed in a numbered edition of 300.
Bastel-Novelle number 3 printed in an edition of 1000, dated and signed with initials.
A signed copy is in the collection of Getty Museum.
History of prices:
Derringer Books, Avon, CT, USA December 2021 US$ 500.- Number 1, unsigned
Tim Byers Art Books, Richmond, UK December 2021 US$ 207.- Number 1, unsigned
Zwiggelaar Auctions, Amsterdam 9 December 2021 € 170,- Number 3, signed (hammer price)
Artists’ books from Iceland, 1983
29,7 x 21 cm
plastic strip binder, SC, 9 pp.
ill. and listing of exhibited books
published by Galerie A, Amsterdam
€ 95,- plus € 12,- Track & Trace EU registered mail
This catalogue accompanied an exhibition on tour in Amsterdam and Reykjavik, Iceland.
inner cover, backside:
THE ARCHIVES-Art Information Centre Peter van Beveren, 1981
30,4 x 21,7 cm
artists book, HC, 30 pp., stamp numbered
edition 500, here nr 95/100
signed by all contributors; some stamp signed,
here also signed – only first 100 copies – by Peter van Beveren
inlay with list of artists
condition: more than splendid, hardly discoloured pages, although with a yellowed loose inlay with index,
like in all cases several metal parts by Klaas Gubbels have a finger print patina appearing due to aging
€ 885,- plus € 20,- Track & Trace registered mail
Peter van Beveren (born in 1952) started in the early 1970’s as conceptual artist, developed his passion for collecting by sending and also acquiring mail art. He initiated and managed The Archives / Art Information Centre and considered this part of his art practice. Later on in the mid eighties he became gallery owner of Galerie Van Beveren in Rotterdam. In 1981 for the Provincial Museum in Hasselt (Belgium) Peter van Beveren assembled contributions of the following artists: Robert Jacks, Woody van Amen, Carl Andre, Joseph Beuys, Marinus Boezem, Christian Boltanski, Daniel Buren, Michel Cardena, Christo, Robin Crozier, Geurt van Dijk, Pieter Engels, Hans Eijkelboom, Ken Friedman, Ad Gerritsen, Klaas Gubbels, Wim Gijzen, Richard Hamilton, Dick Higgins, Tommy Mew, Maurizio Nannucci, Richard Nonas, Arnulf Rainer, Dieter Roth, Yves De Sme, Al Souza, Endre Tot, Timm Ulrichs, Ben Vautier and Wolf Vostell.
This iconic book contains an exuberant amount of various materials and techniques. The first hundred copies are signed by Peter van Beveren.
History of prices:
John Benjamins Antiquariat, Amsterdam December 2022 € 1.500,-
William Allen Words & Image, London, UK November 2022 US$ 913.-
Venduehuis, The Hague, Netherlands 14 April 2022 € 325,- (hammer price)
William Allen Words & Image, London, UK February 2022 US$ 1,045.-
Prentwerk, Groningen, Netherlands February 2022 € 550,-
William Allen Words & Images, London, UK January 2021 € 869,-
Rubber, 1979, ‘Diter Rot’, Vol. 2, no. 5
23,4 x 16,2 cm
12 pp. + cover, loose folded sheets, 5 original ink stamps by Dieter Roth
condition: splendid, apart from bump at lower part of magazine
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
DIETER ROTH, Der Tränensee [The Lake of Tears], 1973
47,5 x 33 x 5,5 cm
artist’s book, letterpress newspaper printing
signed, dated, numbered
published by the artist
good condition, although with discoloured cover due to aging
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.’
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.
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
published by Drukkerij Rosbeek, Nuth, Netherlands / Charles Nypels Prijs 1986
very good condition
DIETER ROTH, Zeitschrift für Alles, n.d. 
29,7 x 21 cm
photo copy, fold as posted
DIETER ROTH, Karnickelkoettelkarnickel (Rabbit-shit rabbit), 1972
21 x 19 x 10 cm
rabbit droppings, straw
verso signed and numbered on label
Private collection, margin scheme
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:
Christie’s, Netherlands € 5.000 – € 7.000 estimate 22 November 2022
Karl & Faber, Munich, Germany € 7.500,- (incl. premium)
Van Ham Kunstauktionen, Cologne € 7.000,- (hammer price) 30 November 2016 – nota bene: same edition number as auctioned on 2 June 2016
Van Ham Kunstauktionen, Cologne € 5.000,- (hammer price) 2 June 2016
Christie’s, Zurich, Switzerland € 8.625,- (hammer price)/€ 10.350,- 5 May 2015
Germann Auktionshaus, Zurich, Switzerland € 11.500,- 11 June 2012
In 1987 Eat Art Galerie in Düsseldorf published “Karnickelköttelkarnickel” in an edition of 250 + 26 AP:
DIETER ROTH, Karnickelkoettelkarnickel (Rabbit-shit rabbit), 1987
21 x 19 x 10 cm
rabbit droppings, straw
edition AP: 26
published by Eat Art Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany