Dieter Roth Self-Portrait as Pile of Dog Dirt 1973

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Artist
Dieter Roth 1930–1998
Title
Self-Portrait as Pile of Dog Dirt
Selbstbild als Hundehauf
Date 1973
Medium Screenprint on paper
Dimensions Image: 654 x 768 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Richard Hamilton 1978
Reference
P01851
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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.

March 2007

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