The German Swiss artist Dieter Roth (1930 – 1998) was an early pioneer of degradable artworks and made his first ‘baked’ sculpture in 1954. He went on to experiment further and made sculptures from chocolate, bread and other decomposable food stuffs. Remarkably, a significant number of the works still exist today. However, his artistic ouvre went much further than this use of edible materials and he also produced drawings, films, paintings and collaborated with a number of other artists including Richard Hamilton and Arnulf Rainer.
Courtesy: J. Temple & C. Walker