Selbstbildnis als Löwe (Self Portrait as Lion), 1969/71
Chocolate casting on wooden board with glass bell
ca. 25 x 23 x 18 cm
Entenjagd (Hunting Ducks), 1971/72
Wooden box with plastic ducks and hunters in chocolate
ca. 6.5 x 55 x 65 cm
Edition: 20 copies
Karnickelköttelkarnickel (Scheißhase), 1972/87
Rabbit dung and straw
18.5 h x 19.5 l x 10 b. cm
Dieter Roth, who had a decisive influence on the art of the 1960s, owes his exceptional significance to the field of object art and prints as well as within the multiple movement.
With his object art he continues the tradition of the Dadaist philosophy par excellence, using materials which are originally far removed from art. The movement had its roots in the early twentieth century and especially in the philosophy of Hans Arp.
The four works acquired by the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck are outstanding examples of Roth's playful and ironic handling of object and material.
Dieter Roth was born in Hamburg in 1930, he died in 1998 in Basel/Switzerland.