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Lot 529 / Photography (A - Z)June 08, 2016 18:00

Roth Dieter, Harmonica Curse 54

Lot 529

Roth Dieter, 1930-1998 (CH)

Harmonica Curse 54, 1981

Polaroid with audio cassette.
Polaroid: H 107 mm W 88 mm.

Polaroid: 3/5. Signed, dated and titled:
Dieter Roth, 1981, Harmonica Curse, 54, 17.6-19.6 [1981, aufgezeichnet].
Verso label: AUDIO ARTS, Editor William Furlong [...], London.

Audio cassette, recto/verso: 3/5. Signed, dated, titled:
Dieter Roth, '81, Harmonica Curse, 54. blue stamp: HARMONICA CURSE.

CHF300 / 500
EUR270 / 450
USD300 / 530

Hammer Price: CHF 420

Literature:
Dirk Dobke. Dieter Roth,
Bücher und Editionen, Catalogue Raisonné.
London, Edition Hansjörg Mayer, 2004.
Page 93, illustration in color of a different copy.

Annotation:
From 14th February until 7th August 1981 Dieter Roth played 74 times on his harmonica. He recorded his music on audio cassettes and these moments were documented on Polaroid. The cassettes were edited by William Furlong, London, in an edition of 5.

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