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Peter Fischli

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Peter Fischli & David Weiss: Polyurethane Sculptures

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

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Peter Fischli David Weiss

GLENSTONE
Edited by Emily Wei Rales, Ali Nemerov. Foreword by Emily Wei Rales, Mitchell P. Rales. Text by Boris Groys, Mark Godfrey. Interview by Brian O'Doherty, Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Hbk, 8.25 x 11 in. / 256 pgs / 1660 color. | 2/28/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780980108637 | $65.00


Fischli & Weiss: Rock on Top of Another Rock

FORLAGET PRESS
Edited by Line Ulekleiv. Foreword by Jan Andresen, Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Text by Pernille Albrethsen, John Kelsey, Patrick Frey.

Hbk, 6.25 x 8.75 in. / 176 pgs / 60 color. | 2/28/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788275475426 | $45.00


Peter Fischli, David Weiss

HATJE CANTZ
Edited by Ingvild Goetz, Stephan Urbaschek, Karsten Löckemann.

Hbk, 7 x 9.75 in. / 192 pgs / 211 color. | 4/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783775727358 | $55.00


Peter Fischli & David Weiss: Plötzlich diese Übersicht

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 4.5 x 6.75 in. / 180 pgs / 173 bw. | 9/1/2008 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783906135410 | $58.00


Peter Fischli & David Weiss: Sonne, Mond und Sterne

JRP|RINGIER
Edited by Beatrix Ruf.

Paperback, 10 x 12.5 in. / 800 pgs / 800 color. | 8/1/2008 | In stock
ISBN 9783905829419 | $69.00


Peter Fischli & David Weiss: Equilibres

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Hardcover, 7.75 x 9.5 in. / 168 pgs / 150 color / 50 bw. | 3/1/2007 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783865601506 | $54.00


Peter Fischli & David Weiss: Will Happiness Find Me?

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
Artwork by Peter Fischli, David Weiss.

Paperback, 4 x 5.75 in. / 168 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 8/2/2003 | In stock
ISBN 9783883757230 | $20.00


      

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Peter Fischli & David Weiss: Ausflüge, Arbeiten, Austellungen

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
Interview by Renate Goldman.

Paperback, 8.5 x 11.75 in. / 646 pgs / 639 color. | 3/1/2007 | Not available
ISBN 9783865600196 | $72.00


Peter Fischli And David Weiss: Visible World

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
Photographs by Peter Fischli, David Weiss.

Paperback, 8.25 x 10.75 in. / 360 pgs / 2800 color / 51 bw | 2/2/2003 | Not available
ISBN 9781880146255 | $55.00


Fischli/Weiss: Garden

OKTAGON
Photographs by Peter Fischli, David Weiss. Edited by Florian Matzner.

Paperback, 5 x 6.7 in. / 88 pgs / 83 color | 9/2/1998 | Not available
ISBN 9783896110435 | $45.00


Peter Fischli & David Weiss: Polyurethane SculpturesPeter Fischli & David Weiss: Polyurethane Sculptures

Published by Walther König, Köln.

Peter Fischli (born 1952) and David Weiss (1946-2012) are celebrated around the world for their multidisciplinary projects, films, sculptures and books. The two artists began producing their Polyurethane Objects in 1982, and continued until Weiss tragically died in 2012 from cancer. Hand-carved and hand-painted, these sculptural works overturn the notion of the readymade while uncovering wit and poetry in everyday things. Edited and sequenced by Fischli himself, the book features 140 objects, depicting such humble and seemingly inauspicious items as power tools, shipping pallets, stained paintbrushes and buckets. The foldout cover depicts the sculptures as they are exhibited, in arrangements that evoke the distinctive disarray of an artist's studio.

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Peter Fischli David WeissPeter Fischli David Weiss

Published by Glenstone.
Edited by Emily Wei Rales, Ali Nemerov. Foreword by Emily Wei Rales, Mitchell P. Rales. Text by Boris Groys, Mark Godfrey. Interview by Brian O'Doherty, Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Peter Fischli (born 1952) and David Weiss (1946–2012) collaborate to transform the stuff of ordinary life into a series of quizzical, whimsical, even disquieting encounters. Fascinated with unconventional subject matter and material, Fischli and Weiss toy with the idea of "high art," questioning popular narratives and movements in art and cultural history. Peter Fischli David Weiss presents an in-depth survey of the artists’ work from 1979 through 2012, drawn exclusively from Glenstone’s collection. The volume includes rubber and clay sculptures, photographic series including Equilibres (A Quiet Afternoon) and Sausage Series, digital slides such as Airports and Flowers and Mushrooms, stills from their acclaimed video The Way Things Go and the most recent iteration of their alter egos, Rat and Bear. Also reproduced is the artists’ most ambitious polyurethane installation, The Objects for Glenstone, and Questions, a slide installation of over 400 handwritten existential queries such as "Is the Devil a cheerful person?" and "Will happiness find me?" which won the Golden Lion Prize at the 2003 Venice Biennale.

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GLENSTONE

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Hardcover, 8.25 x 11 in. / 256 pgs / 1660 color.

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Fischli & Weiss: Rock on Top of Another RockFischli & Weiss: Rock on Top of Another Rock

Valdresflya & Kensington Gardens

Published by Forlaget Press.
Edited by Line Ulekleiv. Foreword by Jan Andresen, Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Text by Pernille Albrethsen, John Kelsey, Patrick Frey.

In 2013, the Serpentine Gallery in London presents Fischli & Weiss’ first public sculpture in the United Kingdom, “Rock on Top of another Rock,” installed in Hyde Park, near the Gallery. This work was undertaken in tandem with the duo’s monumental rock project in Valdresflya, Norway, which was unveiled in the fall of 2012. The latter project was part of a nationwide effort by the National Tourist Routes in Norway, for which internationally renowned artists and architects have been invited to create works that dialogue with the Norwegian landscape, for each of the 18 roads spanning the country. Published to accompany this dual venture, this catalogue features essays by Patrick Frey, John Kelsey and Pernille Albrethsen as well as historical texts selected by the artists.

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FORLAGET PRESS

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Hardcover, 6.25 x 8.75 in. / 176 pgs / 60 color.

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Peter Fischli, David WeissPeter Fischli, David Weiss

Published by Hatje Cantz.
Edited by Ingvild Goetz, Stephan Urbaschek, Karsten Löckemann.

Swiss duo Fischli & Weiss have been collaborating since 1979 on clever, charming works that turn everyday detritus--from stuffed animals and beer bottles to sausages and magazine advertisements--into witty scenarios of balance, collapse and blissful silliness. Their best-known work remains their film The Way Things Go, in which such items are arranged in a domino sequence to fall, catch fire and roll along, with dizzying hilarity. All of the duo's projects are permeated with this delight in testing and demonstrating the wondrousness of the world. This survey looks back at Fischli & Weiss' sculptures, installations, photographs and films of the past 30 years, presenting such early works as the photo series Wurstserie (Sausage Series) and their popular installation "Question Projection."

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HATJE CANTZ

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Hardcover, 7 x 9.75 in. / 192 pgs / 211 color.

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Peter Fischli & David Weiss: Plötzlich diese ÜbersichtPeter Fischli & David Weiss: Plötzlich diese Übersicht

Published by Walther König, Köln.

This little gem is the fourth edition of the catalogue to Suddenly This Overview, the influential Fischli & Weiss exhibition of unfired clay objects which took place in December and January of 1981 and 82. That exhibition represented the first major collaboration between the artists, who have since become two of the most influential figures on the international scene. In this pocket-sized volume, the small, very hand-made-looking clay sculptures are reproduced in low-tech black-and-white and accompanied by the amusing descriptive captions with which they were originally exhibited. Thus a little man on a bicycle comes with the caption, "Dr. Hoffmann on the first LSD trip," while two figures walking along a sidewalk with guitars are described, "Mick Jagger and Brian Jones going home satisfied after composing ‘I can't get no satisfaction.’" Classic.

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WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

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Paperback, 4.5 x 6.75 in. / 180 pgs / 173 bw.

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PUB DATE 9/1/2008
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Peter Fischli & David Weiss: Sonne, Mond und SternePeter Fischli & David Weiss: Sonne, Mond und Sterne

Published by JRP|Ringier.
Edited by Beatrix Ruf.

Sonne, Mond und Sterne is an 800-page artist's book consisting of just as many images, inspired by an international selection of magazine advertisements and compiled and organized into loose categories by the influential Swiss artistic collaborators Fischli & Weiss. Designed in collaboration with the rising Zurich design firm NORM, this volume reconfigures Fischli & Weiss' contribution to the Ringier AG Annual Report 2007. It is a revealing--and perhaps unnerving--look at the images and slogans that constitute our glutted contemporary media landscape. The viewer is plunged into a flood of imagery that, when taken out of its original commercial context, unfolds into unlikely open-ended narratives. Based in Zürich, Fischli & Weiss began collaborating in 1979 in a variety of media including photography, video and installation. They are perhaps best known for their playful The Way Things Go (1987), a video documenting the endless machinations of a Rube Goldberg-esque contraption that seems to have no practical purpose whatsoever. This volume, edited by Kunsthalle Zürich Director Beatrix Ruf, is a never-before-published work.

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JRP|RINGIER

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Paperback, 10 x 12.5 in. / 800 pgs / 800 color.

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PUB DATE 8/1/2008
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Peter Fischli & David Weiss: EquilibresPeter Fischli & David Weiss: Equilibres

Published by Walther König, Köln.

The Swiss collaborators Fischli & Weiss have said of this early series of color and black-and-white photographs, "Balance is most beautiful just shortly before it collapses." Indeed their tense arrangements of household miscellany often look on the verge of falling, or are caught in the process. The only texts included with them are associative titles, including Natural Grace, (a spatula on a plate on a wine bottle on an apple on a cup), The Fart (chairs on Coke bottles and aerosol cans), and Invisible Power, (showing one end of a paper construction held aloft by the breeze from a small fan). Many of the constructions appear under several titles, in several styles: Completion, when shot in grainy, starkly lit black-and-white, becomes Honor, Courage, Confidence, and in close-up, Can I , May I, Do Anything? On the page, these often elaborate and expansive objects acquire an incidental quality that makes them both more real and more transient. Ultimately, the only evidence of their existence is these images. While a small selection of these works appeared in the artist's book Quiet Afternoon, most have never before been published in any form.

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WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 7.75 x 9.5 in. / 168 pgs / 150 color / 50 bw.

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Peter Fischli & David Weiss: Ausflüge, Arbeiten, AustellungenPeter Fischli & David Weiss: Ausflüge, Arbeiten, Austellungen

Ein Offener Index

Published by Walther König, Köln.
Interview by Renate Goldman.

Since the late 1970s, the Swiss conceptualists Fischli & Weiss have worked collaboratively to produce surprising, witty and oftentimes devious works in a range of media including sculpture, film, photography and installation. This comprehensive black-and-white index of the artists' work from the 1970s till 2003, with text in German only, contains a complete exhibition history, bibliography and filmography. It is an invaluable resource, and brings together an oeuvre influenced by Pop and Conceptual art, Dada and Surrealism that has always managed to defy categorization even while making a superbly deep impression.

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WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

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Paperback, 8.5 x 11.75 in. / 646 pgs / 639 color.

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PUB DATE 3/1/2007
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Peter Fischli & David Weiss: Will Happiness Find Me?Peter Fischli & David Weiss: Will Happiness Find Me?

Published by Walther König, Köln.
Artwork by Peter Fischli, David Weiss.

An artist's book by the renowned Swiss duo dedicated to the questions that everyone asks themselves once in a while: Can something be unbelievable? Should I get drunk? Could I be Japanese? Is the freedom of birds overrated? Am I a farmer in winter? Does unease grow by itself? Should I crawl into my bed and stop producing things all the time?

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WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

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Paperback, 4 x 5.75 in. / 168 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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PUB DATE 8/2/2003
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Peter Fischli And David Weiss: Visible World

Published by Walther König, Köln.
Photographs by Peter Fischli, David Weiss.

Seeking the "ideal picture," Fischli & Weiss have taken beautiful photographs of the varied landscapes they have travelled through over the past 15 years, capturing multiple images of cities, towns, and country rounds, cactus, Egyptian pyramids, and Buddhist temples--each from a slightly different angle. Arranged eight to a page in Visible Worlds, each picture is afforded equal importance.

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WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

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Paperback, 8.25 x 10.75 in. / 360 pgs / 2800 color / 51 bw

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PUB DATE 2/2/2003
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Fischli/Weiss: Garden

Published by Oktagon.
Photographs by Peter Fischli, David Weiss. Edited by Florian Matzner.

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OKTAGON

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 5 x 6.7 in. / 88 pgs / 83 color

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PUB DATE 9/2/1998
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CATALOG: FALL 1998

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