Dieter Roth

Self-Portrait as Pile of Dog Dirt

1973

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Original title
Selbstbild als Hundehauf
Medium
Screenprint on paper
Dimensions
Image: 654 x 768 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Richard Hamilton 1978
Reference
P01851

Display caption

The variety of Roth’s self-portraits made in the 1970s is remarkable. Both of these works share a sense of spontaneous energy. At the heart of Self-Portrait as Pile of Dog Dirt, Roth pictures himself with recognisable protruding ears in the centre of a fetid vortex.

Gallery label, March 2007

Explore