Dieter Roth Unique Pieces
Dieter Roth was the quintessential artist’s artist, highly revered by his peers. With the collaboration of his friend Philipp Buse, Roth created and curated his own private museum in Hamburg, which at the time of his death in 1998 housed a remarkable 550 original works, 1,400 prints, some 250 artist’s books, and all the multiples and specially designed editions he ever created.
This book is a visually stunning survey of Dieter Roth’s “Unique Pieces,” referred to by him as “Originale,” as well as an unparalleled insight into his life and work. It charts the progression of Roth’s “Unique Pieces” from 1950 to 1998 and provides a complete catalogue of them all, accompanied by information supplied mainly by the artist. The first in a three-volume series, this book is accompanied by a CD-ROM that features a virtual tour of the Schimmelmuseum, enabling the reader to experience in full the magic of Roth’s Chocolate Gnomes, Spice Objects, and much more.
Laszlo Glozer is Professor of Modern Art History at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg. Dirk Dobke has been Curator of the Dieter Roth Foundation since 1998.
Curated by Dirk Dobke
With an introduction by Laszlo Glozer and a CD-ROM of the Schimmelmuseum
320 pages, 750 colour illustrations 31×24 cm, cloth, dust jacket
Distributed by Thames & Hudson