Dieter Roth

Prints and Multiples


March 6 - April 24, 2004
523 W 24 Street


Press Release

Matthew Marks is pleased to announce Dieter Roth: Prints and Multiples, the next exhibition in his gallery at 523 West 24th Street.

Dieter Roth, who died in 1998, was among the most innovative and influential European artists of the post-war period. Throughout his long career, he was committed to investigating the full range of printmaking techniques and experimented with a wide variety of media. His prints and multiples reflect the aesthetics of decay found in his large-scale works, maintaining the incorporation of foodstuffs which continue to decompose over time.

In the United States, the artist's work has only recently begun to receive the renown it deserves. This exhibition, which will consist of over 100 works from the artist's estate, will be the most comprehensive show of Roth's editioned work seen in this country to date. It will include examples of virtually all the different media in which Roth worked in multiple form: etchings, woodcuts, screenprints, and multiples incorporating chocolate, sausage, cinnamon, and other foodstuffs.

The exhibition runs concurrently with the first full-scale retrospective in this country of the artist's work, Roth Time: A Dieter Roth Retrospective, which opens at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on March 12.

Dieter Roth: Prints and Multiples will be on view at the Matthew Marks Gallery, 523 West 24th Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues) through April 24th, 2004. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

For further information or reproductions please contact Sabrina Buell at 212-243-0200.

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