About Roth Bar
Located at the temporary downtown New York City home of international gallery Hauser & Wirth, the Roth Bar is a specially-crafted liquor and coffee bar made from locally sourced salvaged materials, designed by Björn, Oddur and Einar Roth, son and grandsons of German-born Swiss artist Dieter Roth.
Roth Bar offers a menu focused on seasonality and fashioned from locally-sourced ingredients.
A handcrafted three dimensional collage of scavenged wood and salvaged materials, the Roth Bar boasts the likes of large metal cranks from an Icelandic fishing barge that frame the bar and vintage televisions flickering with Roth videos that cast a soft glow on hand-painted signs, plastic flowers, cans of paint – some slowly dripping pigment. Brightly-colored electric lights wrap around architectural elements, while a pair of roller skates from the former Roxie nightclub are juxtaposed next to sculptured busts of chocolate — relics from the process that yielded the Roths’ ‘Selbstturm’ (Self-Tower) from their 2013 New York exhibition. Everywhere, the eye is drawn to a different, fascinating and whimsical component that delights and engages patrons as they wonder what exactly it is, where it came from and what would inspire the artists to re-purpose it in such a fashion.
Focused on a core belief in conservation, education, community and sustainability, food comprises a central element to the experience of Hauser & Wirth’s galleries.