Dieter Roth: Time Passes, So Does Life, It Seems
Published by Hatje Cantz.
Edited by Beat Keusch, Erika Streit. Text by Dieter Roth, Björn Roth, Beat Keusch.
A miniature portrait of the prolific avant-garde artist through his friendships, his favorite places and his art
This charming volume offers an intimate view of the life, work and friendships of the great Swiss German artist, writer and all-round polymath of postwar art, Dieter Roth (1930–98). With a foreword by the artist’s son, Björn Roth, it features numerous previously unpublished photographs and documents from the artist’s long friendship with the graphic designer Beat Keusch and the painter Erika Streit, as well as reproductions of works from throughout his career. Across four chapters, the book introduces us to Roth’s most important works and his favorite places, from the Schimmelmuseum in Hamburg, the Roth-Raum in Basel and the Basel restaurant Chez Donati, to Roth’s life in Iceland.
Dieter Roth: Time Passes, So Does Life, It Seems provides a previously unseen portrait of the artist through his works and friendships.