(1930 - 1998)
Dieter Roth was active/lived in Germany, Switzerland. Dieter Roth is known for mixed-media organic material art.
Selfportrait as Sprinter
Biography Dieter Roth
ART REVIEW; Delirious Decay From a Prolific Jack-of-All-Arts
By ROBERTA SMITH, The New York Times
Published: March 19, 2004
A WORD of caution before you wade into the dissonant, oceanic survey of the work of Dieter Roth, the German-born, Swiss multimedia dynamo, at the Museum of Modern Art in Long Island City, Queens. Expect to be bewildered and even put off: Roth is as irksome as he is awesome, but ultimately awesome wins out. This long overdue exhibition introduces Americans to an artist who not only erased the line between art and life but also pulverized the two into a single process.
Roth died in 1998 at the age of 68 after a life of hard drinking and relentless art-making. He is one of those
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