Dieter Roth
Big Tardt for Richard 1972

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Dieter Roth 1930–1998
Big Tardt for Richard
Date 1972
Medium Lithograph on paper
Dimensions Image: 537 x 749 mm
Acquisition Presented by Richard Hamilton 1978
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The friendship between Roth and Richard Hamilton was confirmed in the dedication
of works between one another. Big Tardt for Richard is one of these. Roth’s fondness for word-play, often across several languages, is evident in this title which plays on the pastry (seen in the middle with a sausage on top) and a dismissive terms for loose woman (whose breasts stand up beyond). The outline of a figure in the foreground may conflate the two artists, as Roth’s self-portraits often feature the protruding ears.

March 2007

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