24 blue and orange hand-cut sheets with slots at 90, 75, and 60 degrees. With the 38cm square format, Roth goes back to smaller sized paper he started using in the early 1960s. This is copy 7 of the proposed edition of 25, signed and dated on title page.
Dieter Roth | Book HB (2. Aufl.) | 1973 | Zucker Art Books
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Dieter Roth book fc, 1965
16 1/8 x 16 1/8 in. (41 x 41 cm)
Portfolio with 22 blue and orange sheets. Hand-cut slots at 45 and 90 degrees in various sizes. Hand written colophon by artist with an impression of his fingerprint. All sheets contained in black cloth cover box with ‚ÄúFC‚Äù in colors in the middle. Typed instructions are added, most probably typed by Roth himself. Inscription: ‚ÄúHandcut for Ives-Sillman‚Äù. Edition 4/50. Not recorded in Roth's Collected Works vol. 20.
Including white title leaf (mounted to the interior of the binding), black back sheet, and 24 hand-cut plates (12 black and 12 white, in different formats). Copy no. 51/100, boldly signed in pen by Roth on the white interior of the cover, and titled and numbered by him in pencil immediately beneath: “DITER ROT/ BOOK AA NR. 51/100/ IDEA 1958/ SC. 1964 NEW YORK.” From the library of Bernard Karpel, bibliographer and librarian at the Museum of Modern Art, with his printed address label at the top corner of the front board.
24 black and white sheets with die-cut rectangular slots all at 90 degrees in various opening sizes (0.2, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 3.5, and 6.5 cm).
Published by Ives-Sillman, New Haven, CT.
The sheets may be rearranged by color, orientation, and sequence resulting in various compositions. Signed in ink on the title page and numbered. Copy 61 of 250, signed Diter Rot.
A mint copy housed in the original publisher's shipping carton with edition number and the owners name inscribed on the cover by Dieter. The original owner was a student of Dieter’s at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Portfolio of 20 red and green sheets with hand-cut slots of varying sizes. Sheets may be rearranged by the viewer as desired resulting in varied combinations.
Published by Edition MAT, Koln.
This is copy 29 of the proposed edition of 50, signed and dated on title page.
Color offset postcards and tape. Five unique pieces with original mailing envelope. Note: All five works were sent to Franz Loffelholz, a dealer in Germany who sold some of Roth’s books. They were never sold and were kept in the original mailing envelope from Roth. One of the works has the following handwritten text on back translated here from German: “D(ear) FRANZ. Thanks for the letter, 3 pieces of 4a went to you-a while ago-(drawing of boat). Newspaper book goes to you today 5/8/64 Will now (finally) go to the USA on Aug 11. Greetings and best wishes greeting to schimittiboy. Can you sell something this small too? - 5 Marks?”
18 black and white sheets with hand-cut rectangular slots of different sizes. When the sheets are rearranged by viewer, the visual possibilities seem endless.
Published by Edition MAT, brainchild of Daniel Spoerri and Karl Gerstner. The idea of MAT editions was to take an original art piece from an artist and reproduce it.
This is the copy no. 27, signed with the artist’s fingerprint and dated Sept. 60.
DR. CW. 20 # 4.
22 black and white sheets with different cut out shapes, including trapezoids. Hand-cut slots at 75, 80, 87, 88, 89 and 90 degrees in various sizes. Hand written colophon by artist with an impression of his fingerprint. Copy 12 of 25. In his Collected Works vol. 20, Roth identifies only 20 copies completed.