Dieter Roth was an author, sculptor, printmaker, and installation artist. Dieter Roth was born in Hanover, Germany in the year 1930.
The artist represented Germany at the 1992 Venice Biennial.
Roth often used food and found materials in his work. In the gallery the rabbit is made from animal droppings! Roth also used chocolate in many works.
The artist was a collegiate professor in the United States at the School of Graphic Design located in Providence, Rhode Island.
Dieter Roth had a son, Bjorn Roth, who became a professional artist. The two collaborated on some works. In this clip we view an exhibition featuring Dieter and his son Bjorn:
Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $100,000.
Dieter Roth passed away in 1998.
Roth was a very creative and prolific artist. The artist had a great eye for creating interesting abstract designs. Also interesting is the childlike quality of using food to create art. This idea takes me back to my early grade school years and making prints using potatoes!
If you enjoy the work of Dieter Roth, check out the great Brazilian artist Vik Muniz. Muniz has used everything from chocolate to caviar in his works.