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

DIETER ROTH, Karnickelkoettelkarnickel (Rabbit-shit rabbit), 1972
21 x 19 x 10 cm
rabbit droppings, straw
verso signed and numbered on label
edition 200
splendid condition, as new
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:
Nosbüsch & Stucke, Berlin, Germany € 2.200,- (hammer price) 10 November 2023
Van Ham Kunstauktionen, Cologne, Germany, € 2.500 (hammer price) 12 January 2023
Christie’s, Netherlands € 5.000 – € 7.000 estimate 22 November 2022
Karl & Faber, Munich, Germany € 7.500,- (incl. premium) 9 December 2021
Van Ham Kunstauktionen, Cologne € 7.000,- (hammer price) 30 November 2016 – nota bene: same edition number was auctioned on 2 June 2016
Van Ham Kunstauktionen, Cologne € 5.000,- (hammer price) 2 June 2016
Christie’s, Zurich, Switzerland € 10.350,- (hammer price) 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

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





 

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“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.