Dieter Roth Unique Pieces with an introduction by Laszlo Glozer
London Edition Hansjorg Mayer 2002
319pp. Many b/w + colour illustrations with captions + CD-ROM that features a virtual tour of the Schimmel museum inserted in sleeve on lower board. 4to boards with illustrated wrappers. Slight shelf wear to the boards else very good indeed. With the collaboration of his friend Philipp Buse, Roth created and curated his own private museum, which at the time of his death in 1998 housed 550 original works, 1,400 prints, around 250 artist's books and all the multiples and specially designed editions he ever created. This book is a visually compelling study of Dieter Roth's 'Unique Pieces', referred to by him as 'Originale'. 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. Dirk Dobke, Curator at the Dieter Roth Foundation, explores the artist's 25-year friendship and collaboration with Philipp Buse, as well as the history and development of the Museums.