Dieter Roth (1930-1998) and Richard Hamilton (1922-2011)
Dieter Roth (1930-1998) and Richard Hamilton (1922-2011)
Dieter Roth (1930-1998) and Richard Hamilton (1922-2011)
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Dieter Roth (1930-1998) and Richard Hamilton (1922-2011)

Collaborations of CH. Rotham

Dieter Roth (1930-1998) and Richard Hamilton (1922-2011)
Collaborations of CH. Rotham
(i) each: signed, numbered and dated ‘Dieter Roth 78 1/3 R. Hamilton’ (along the lower edge)

(i) C-print, in seventy four parts
(ii) original negatives, in seventy four parts
(iii) exhibition posters, in seven parts
(iv) exhibition catalogue 'Collaborations of C.H Rotham'
(i) each ranging from: 5 7/8 x 23in. (15 x 58.5cm.) to 47 x 34 7/8in. (119.5 x 88.5cm.)
(ii) each: 5 x 7in. (12.7 x 17.7cm.)
(iii) each: 23 ¼ x 16 3/8in. (59 x 41.7cm.)
(iv) 9 x 6 ¾in. (23 x 17cm.)
(i) Executed in 1976 and printed in 1978, this work is number one from an edition of three
(ii) Executed in 1978
(iii) Executed in 1977, these works are from an edition of one hundred
(iv) Executed in 1977, this work is from an edition of two thousand
Acquired directly from the artists by the present owner and thence by descent.
R. Hamilton and D. Roth, Collaborations of Ch. Rotham, Stuttgart and Cadaqués 1977, pp. 6-8, pp. 109-118 (original artwork illustrated, pp. 12-87).
V. Todoli, E. Lullin and E. Williams, Dieter Roth, Richard Hamilton: Collaborations: Relations – Confrontations, London 2003, pp. 46-47, pp. 60-65 (original artwork illustrated, pp. 50-59).
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Please note that the original negatives offered as part of this artwork are not being sold with any copyrights or rights of reproduction.

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Lot Essay

The present lot comprises 74 signed colour photographs of the works in the exhibition, taken during the show and accompanied by their negatives. It also includes seven posters from each of the exhibition venues, as well as the exhibition catalogue.

On 24 July 1976, Dieter Roth & Richard Hamilton unveiled their joint exhibition Collaborations at the Galeria Cadaqués, comprising 74 works made on-site over a three-week period. Though the two artists had worked together on previous projects, having first met in 1961, the exhibition was their largest collaboration to date. It featured, among other works, a group of paintings, sculptures and reliefs that payed tribute to an idea discussed with Marcel Broodthaers before his death the previous year: an exhibition aimed at dogs, with artworks hung at their level, featuring specifically canine subject matter – most notably sausages. These pieces formed the inspiration for a story, which the artists drafted verbally whilst looking at transparencies of the works. The dialogue was then recorded to two 45 rpm extended-play discs, with Roth and Hamilton alternating lines between them; the second disc featured a local dog barking to guitar backing provided by the artists.

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