Tränen in Luzern

Edited by Flurina und Gianni Paravicini-Tönz
Conzept: Gianni Paravicini, Stephan Fiedler
Design: Stephan Fiedler
Essays: (german/english): an interview by Barbara Wien with Erica Ebinger and an essay «Dieter Roths Tränenwerk» by Stefan Ripplinger. 
Paperback, 128 pages 11,0 × 20,5 cm.
ISBN 978-3-907474-83-9
CHF 27.– / EUR 22.–

Dieter Roth left his mark in Lucerne: close, long-standing friendships and traces in his works. Tränen in Luzern (Tears in Lucerne) complements the volume Inserate 1971/1972 with material for the original version of the Tränenmeer (Sea of Tears) project that – with its instalments and different stages of development – counts as one of Roth’s major literary projects. An in-depth essay by Stefan Ripplinger places Tränenmeer within Roth’s œuvre as a whole, and an entertaining interview by Barbara Wien with the collector and gallery owner Erica Ebinger provides an enlightening insight into her intense friendship with Dieter Roth as well as background information on how the work came about. An incomparable treasure trove on Lucerne, which is not only of interest to those in central Switzerland but, first and foremost, is addressed to Dieter Roth’s collectors around the world.