Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Collected Works/Gesammelte Werke Band 20.

Collected Works/Gesammelte Werke. Volume 20/Band 20, Books And Graphics (Part 1) from 1947 until 1971 / Bücher Und Grafik (1. Teil) aus den Jahren 1947 bis 1971. By Dieter Rot. Edition Hansjörg Mayer, 1972. 232pp., illustrated throughout, 17,1x23,2cm. In English and German.

I don't own this book / I need to own this book (library books envy).

Book description:

This is no 20 in the 26 volume strong 'Gesammelte Werke' series, an attempt by publisher Hansjörg Mayer in the 1970s to republish a comprehensive body of Roth's bookworks.

"Dieter Roth (April 21, 1930 - June 5, 1998) was an Icelandic artist of German-Swiss heritage best known for his artist's books, editioned prints, sculptures, and works made of found materials, including rotting food stuffs. He was also known as Dieter Rot and Diter Rot.

The dark undertone and furious, obsessive energy of his work ultimately separated him from many of the more lighthearted Fluxus artists. Perhaps despite himself, he was a fluent draftsman and expert printmaker, and his drawings and prints contained his wild energy within peculiarly virtuosic forms."

Quote from here.

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