View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
- Dieter Roth 1930–1998
- Lithograph on paper
- Image: 537 x 749 mm
- Presented by Richard Hamilton 1978
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