Edited by Flurina and Gianni Paravicini-Tönz
Conzept: Gianni Paravicini, Stephan Fiedler
Design: Stephan Fiedler
Edition of 600
grey cardboard box 26,5 × 35,5 × 4 cm containing:
CHF 135.- / € 112.-
Dieter Roth’s small ads’ project in Lucerne, a striking and central work combining words and images, comprising five books in the Tränenmeer (Sea of Tears) series and the book object Der Tränensee (The Lake of Tears), has now been completed: background information on how the work came about, facsimiles of documents and manuscripts on the series of small ads and on a fascinating friendship, images of all ads with an English translation, an audio collage and even an historical original newspaper, the Anzeiger der Stadt Luzern (with the special edition), make this presentation box a rare, ‘must-have’ object for art historians and collectors.
In Dieter Roth’s work – as well as in his Tränenmeer work complex – we can see how such an impulsive and unique form of expression, incessant work and its uncompromising mediation combine to make an artistic ‘universal genius’.