Artist

Roth, Dieter

Edition (6 work / s)

Code 0033E   Edition

Taschenzimmer

1968-1987

Multiple of banana slice
on stamped paper in plastic box
Published by VICE-Versand, Remscheid No. FXC8139

1. 1968
  Plastic box, 11 x 7.5 x 1.8 cm.
  containing banana slice on printed paper
  Signed with monogram
  
2. 1973
   Plastic box, 10 x 7 x 2 cm.
   containing banana slice on printed paper
   with original cardboard box
   Signed with monogram

3. 1987
    Plastic box, 11 x 7.5 x 1.8 cm.
    containing banana slice on printed paper
    Signed with monogram


Taschenzimmer (Pocket Room) consists of a slice of banana pressed onto a card that is rubber-stamped with the image of a table, housed in a plastic playingcard box small enough to fit into the owner’s pocket. The banana slices have gradually grown mold and decomposed; decay has progressed differently in each example, and so each object in the edition is unique. The work was commissioned by VICE-Versand, a German publisher that produced unlimited editions and sold them at modest prices. Issued continuously from 1968 until the late 1980s, this is Roth’s most widely circulated multiple.

Bibl.: P. Schmieder "Unlimitiert", Cologne 1998, p. 133.

1. 1968

2. 1973

3. 1987

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