Dieter Roth. Bunny-dropping-bunny (Karnickelköttelkarnickel). 1968, published 1972–82

Dieter Roth Bunny-dropping-bunny (Karnickelköttelkarnickel) 1968, published 1972–82

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One of the key artistic innovators of the twentieth century, Roth made experimental artworks including artist's books, sculptures, and, in particular, multiples—small sculptures produced in edition—that exploited unorthodox uses of organic, non-traditional art materials. The playful and decidedly inedible "chocolate" rabbit titled Bunny-dropping-bunny (Karnickelköttelkarnickel), which mimics a chocolate Easter bunny, was made of rabbit droppings and straw, giving the work a satisfyingly humorous visual onomatopoeic quality.

Gallery label from From the Collection: 1960-69, March 26, 2016 - March 12, 2017.
Medium
Multiple of straw and rabbit droppings
Dimensions
overall: 7 5/16 x 8 1/16 x 4 1/8" (18.5 x 20.5 x 10.5 cm)
Publisher
the artist, and Eat Art Galerie, Düsseldorf
Fabricator
Walter Moser, Basel
Edition
250
Credit
Committee on Prints and Illustrated Books Fund
Object number
1668.2012
Copyright
© 2019 Estate of Dieter Roth
Department
Drawings and Prints

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