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
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