Dieter Roth - Editions & Works on Paper New York Wednesday, February 15, 2023 | Phillips
  • Roth's work developed over a fifty-year period with both a diversity and a logical coherence that establish him as one of the most singular and important artists of the second half of the century. Roth shifted from a foundation in classic modernism into the arena of contemporary art, or what has been sometimes called "post-modernism". Testing fundamental issues of authorship and the notion of the self is fused with equally essential questions of the character and nature of art, the materials from which art may be made, as well as the hierarchies and distinctions between media... Roth continually circled back to earlier ideas and processes, reinterpreting and transforming works, so that linearity or closure is consistently defied. Transience and order, destruction and creativity, playful humor and criti cal inquiry, the abject and beautiful maintain an unrelenting balance throughout his work. A sense of art and life as imminently tragic but boundlessly open distinguishes the career of Dieter Roth, unfolding over decades but remaining alive and relevant today.


    — Gary Garrels, Chief Curator, Department of Drawings, and Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art for Roth Time: A Dieter Roth Retrospective, 12 March – 07 June 2014

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      Dirk Dobke 27


Book AC (D. 27)

The complete set of 24 hand-cut slotted sheets, on black and white screenprinted wove paper, the full sheets, loose (as issued), with title page, all contained in the original black linen-covered portfolio with white printed title.
all S. 16 x 16 in. (40.6 x 40.6 cm)
portfolio 16 3/4 x 16 7/8 x 1/2 in. (42.5 x 42.9 x 1.3 cm)

Signed and numbered 65/250 in black felt tip pen on the title page, published by Ives-Sillman, New Haven, Connecticut.

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$1,500 - 2,500 

Sold for $6,048

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 15 February 2023