Dieter Roth & Dorothy Iannone Book 24496

Dieter Roth & Dorothy Iannone Book 24496
Big book/catalogue published by Sprengel Museums and the Ahlers Foundation Hannover 2005. 226 Pages, plus the 16 page booklet "An Icelandic Saga - Part I". Texts in english & german.

German Fluxus artist Dieter Rothis enigmatic (and sometimes singsong) mail art for his lover, the artist Dorothy Iannone, was matched only by her responses and the sexually loaded non-mailable art she made featuring the two of them. Roth and Iannone met in 1967, broke up in 1974, and remained friends and lively correspondents until Roth's death. He painted over and dimmed the subjects of postcard photos to make himself the central figure; she needed no prompting to cast him in a starring role in her autobiographically based oeuvre.

This book features their correspondence (postcards etc) plus a good overview about each individuals artistic work.

"Eine ungewöhnliche Liebes- und Künstlerbeziehung, die im Juni 1967 mit einem ersten Zusammentreffen auf Island beginnt und nach der Trennung im Jahr 1974 eine lebenslange Freundschaft bleibt. Das Buch gibt einen Überblick über die Werke beider Künstler und macht den Dialog zwichen ihren Arbeiten offensichtlich."

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