Dieter Roth

Big Tardt for Richard

1972

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Artist
Dieter Roth 1930–1998
Medium
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions
Image: 537 x 749 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Richard Hamilton 1978
Reference
P01850

Display caption

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.

Gallery label, March 2007

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