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  • Provenance

    Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich
    Acquired from the above by the late owner in December 1989

  • Exhibited

    New York, MOMA PS1, Roth Time: A Dieter Roth Retrospective, 12 March - 7 June 2004 (another example exhibited)
    New York, Museum of Modern Art, Eye on Europe: Prints, Books and Multiples/1960 to Now, 15 October 2006 - 1 January 2007 (another example exhibited)
    New York, Museum of Modern Art, wait, later this will be nothing: editions by dieter roth, February - June 2013, pp. 69, 92 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 69)

  • Literature

    Dirk Dobke, ed., Dieter Roth: Books + Multiples, Catalogue Raisonné, London, 2004, p. 26, no. Dobke 1968.10 (another example illustrated)

A Tale of Two Cities: Property from the Estate of Howard Karshan


P.o.TH.A.A.VFB (Portrait of the artist as Vogelfutterbüste)

signed, numbered and dated 'DIETER ROTH 1969 8/30' on a paper label affixed to the underside of the base; further titled 'P.O.TH.A.A.VFB.' on a plastic label affixed to the front edge of the base
chocolate and birdseed on plaster with plywood base
overall 28.3 x 27 x 27 cm (11 1/8 x 10 5/8 x 10 5/8 in.)
Executed in 1969, this work is number 8 from an edition of 30.

£3,000 - 4,000 

Sold for £9,375

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 4 October 2018