Dieter Roth

Self-Portrait as Pile of Dog Dirt

1973

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

Artist
Dieter Roth 1930–1998
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

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