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Dieter Roth

(Swiss, 1930 – 1998)

2 times 5 BATS

1978
Portfolio of 12 color planographic prints with one original two-handed “Speedy Drawing
Edition of 100
Each sheet: 19 ½ x 13 ¾ inches (50 x 35 cm)
Speedy Drawing: 19 x 25 inches (48 x 64 cm) – unfolded

Planographic prints (hand offsets lithographs) printed in colors, the complete portfolio of 12, all fine, fresh impressions of the only known states, the full sheets, printed on an unidentified yellow card, to the edges, each sheet, signed and numbered in pencil by the artist – the portfolio cover, also an original print, only signed in pencil, as issued, the two-handed “Speedy Drawing” signed and annotated in pencil by the artist and folded down the center, as issued, executed in an edition of 100 (there were also 25 “Artist’s Copies”) printed by Staib & Mayer, Stuttgart, published by Edition Hansjörg Mayer, Stuttgart and London, in very fine condition, contained in the original portfolio case.

Price on request

Exhibited:

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Lehigh University Art Gallery, Dieter Roth: Trophies, Bats, Dogs, 22 January – 25 May 2018 (the museum’s example).

New York, Museum of Modern Art, Roth Time: A Dieter Roth Retrospective, 12 March – 07 June 2014 (another example).

Reference:

Dobke, Dirk. Dieter Roth Graphic Works: Catalogue Raisonné 1947-1998. 2003, London, Edition Hansjörg Mayer, pp.258-259, no.360 (another example illustrated).

Roth, Dieter. Trophies: 125 Two-Handed Speedy Drawings. 1979, Stuttgart, Staib & Mayer and Edition Hansjörg Mayer, Stuttgart and London, 256 pages, unpaginated, no.11, illustration of the Two-Handed Speedy Drawing from the present portfolio.

Roth, Dieter. BATS. 1981, Dieter Roth’s Verlag and Rainer Verlag, Berlin, unpaginated, no.11, illustration of the Two-Handed Speedy Drawing from the present portfolio.

Collections:

Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
RISD Museum, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Lehigh University Art Gallery, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Van Every | Smith Galleries at Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina
Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina Greensboro
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Dieter Roth Foundation, Hamburg
Williams College Art Museum, Williamstown, Massachusetts

Note:

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