Urs Fischer

Swiss, b. 1973

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Bio

When featuring him in their 2006 Biennial, the Whitney Museum described Urs Fischer’s practice as “founded on a consideration of the nature of substances, the act of making, and the unpredictable processes that can result from combining the two.” …

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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High auction record
$7m, Christie's, 2011
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$60,000
CHAOS #17 Pardon
Sold on Jun 3, 2021
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digital rendering and URL
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$60,000
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Jun 3, 2021
Christie's
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URS FISCHER (B. 1973) raw data file, instructions for rendering the artwork in motion, digital rendering and URL dimensions variable Executed in 2021. This work is unique and is accompanied by a non-fungible token.
CHAOS #17 Pardon
digital rendering and URL
Jun 3, 2021
Christie's
$60,000
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Jun 3, 2021
Christie's
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$60,000
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URS FISCHER (B. 1973) raw data file, instructions for rendering the artwork in motion, digital rendering and URL dimensions variable Executed in 2021. This work is unique and is accompanied by a non-fungible token.
$118,750
NAIL DUO, 2012
Sold on May 14, 2021
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Sculpture
galvanized cast bronze, cast bronze, wash primer, in two parts
67.0 x 157.0 x 60.0 cm
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$118,750
Auction Sale
May 14, 2021
Christie's
Description
URS FISCHER (B. 1973) Nail Duo galvanized cast bronze, cast bronze, washers, screws, wash primer, polyurethane filler, polyester filler, polyester putty, one-component fill primer, waterborne base coat and polyurethane matte clearcoat, in two parts left: 61 ¾ x 26 3/8 x 23 5/8 in. (157 x 67 x 60 cm.) right: 76 3/8 x 19 ¼ x 13 3/8 in. (194 x 49 x 34 cm.) installation dimensions: 76 3/8 x 75 5/8 x 23 5/8 in. (194 x 192 x 60 cm.) Executed in 2012. This work is number two from an edition of three plus one artist's proof.
NAIL DUO, 2012
galvanized cast bronze, cast bronze, wash primer, in two parts
May 14, 2021
Christie's
$118,750
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Sculpture
67.0 x 157.0 x 60.0 cm
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Auction Sale
May 14, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
$118,750
Description
URS FISCHER (B. 1973) Nail Duo galvanized cast bronze, cast bronze, washers, screws, wash primer, polyurethane filler, polyester filler, polyester putty, one-component fill primer, waterborne base coat and polyurethane matte clearcoat, in two parts left: 61 ¾ x 26 3/8 x 23 5/8 in. (157 x 67 x 60 cm.) right: 76 3/8 x 19 ¼ x 13 3/8 in. (194 x 49 x 34 cm.) installation dimensions: 76 3/8 x 75 5/8 x 23 5/8 in. (194 x 192 x 60 cm.) Executed in 2012. This work is number two from an edition of three plus one artist's proof.
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Sliced, 2010
Sold on May 13, 2021
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Sculpture
milled aluminum panel, acrylic primer, gesso, acrylic ink, acrylic silkscreen medium, acrylic paint
182.9 x 243.8 cm
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Auction Sale
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
signed, titled and dated 2010 on the reverse milled aluminum panel, acrylic primer, gesso, acrylic ink, acrylic silkscreen medium, acrylic paint 96 by 72 in. 243.8 by 182.9 cm.
Sliced, 2010
milled aluminum panel, acrylic primer, gesso, acrylic ink, acrylic silkscreen medium, acrylic paint
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
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182.9 x 243.8 cm
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May 13, 2021
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signed, titled and dated 2010 on the reverse milled aluminum panel, acrylic primer, gesso, acrylic ink, acrylic silkscreen medium, acrylic paint 96 by 72 in. 243.8 by 182.9 cm.
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Horse/Fraud, 2010
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Print
silkscreen print on mirror polished stainless steel
60.4 x 127.5 x 75.0 cm
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May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
each inscribed with the title, date 2010, edition number AP 1/1, and part number on a plaque inside of each box; signed on the plaque inside part 4 of 4 silkscreen print on mirror polished stainless steel, in 4 parts each Marlboro: 50 ¼ by 23 ¾ by 29 ½ in. 127.5 by 60.4 by 75 cm. each office chair: 53 ⅛ by 37 ⅜ by 34 ⅝ in. 135 by 81 by 88 cm. Executed in 2010, this work is artist's proof number 1 from an edition of 2, plus 1 artist's proof.
Horse/Fraud, 2010
silkscreen print on mirror polished stainless steel
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
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60.4 x 127.5 x 75.0 cm
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May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
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each inscribed with the title, date 2010, edition number AP 1/1, and part number on a plaque inside of each box; signed on the plaque inside part 4 of 4 silkscreen print on mirror polished stainless steel, in 4 parts each Marlboro: 50 ¼ by 23 ¾ by 29 ½ in. 127.5 by 60.4 by 75 cm. each office chair: 53 ⅛ by 37 ⅜ by 34 ⅝ in. 135 by 81 by 88 cm. Executed in 2010, this work is artist's proof number 1 from an edition of 2, plus 1 artist's proof.
$500,000
Quantum, 2019
Sold on May 11, 2021
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Painting
aluminum composite panel, aluminum honeycomb, gesso and solvent-based screen printing ink
182.9 x 243.8 cm
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$500,000
Auction Sale
May 11, 2021
Christie's
Description
URS FISCHER (B. 1973) signed 'Urs Fischer' (on a paper label affixed to the reverse) aluminum composite panel, aluminum honeycomb, two-component adhesive, primer, gesso and solvent-based screen printing ink 96 x 72 in. (243.8 x 182.9 cm.) Executed in 2019.
Quantum, 2019
aluminum composite panel, aluminum honeycomb, gesso and solvent-based screen printing ink
May 11, 2021
Christie's
$500,000
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Painting
182.9 x 243.8 cm
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May 11, 2021
Christie's
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$500,000
Description
URS FISCHER (B. 1973) signed 'Urs Fischer' (on a paper label affixed to the reverse) aluminum composite panel, aluminum honeycomb, two-component adhesive, primer, gesso and solvent-based screen printing ink 96 x 72 in. (243.8 x 182.9 cm.) Executed in 2019.
$3,630,000
Things, 2017
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Sculpture
milled aluminum, steel
519.11 x 320.04 x 299.72 cm
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$3,630,000
Auction Sale
May 11, 2021
Christie's
Description
URS FISCHER (B. 1973) signed, titled, numbered, inscribed and dated 'URS FISCHER THINGS 2017 AP OF 3 & 1AP UF.17.077' (on the underside) milled aluminum, steel, power magnets and two-component epoxy adhesive 126 x 204 3/8 x 118 ½ in. (320 x 519 x 301 cm.) Executed in 2017. This work is the artist's proof aside from an edition of three.
Things, 2017
milled aluminum, steel
May 11, 2021
Christie's
$3,630,000
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Sculpture
519.11 x 320.04 x 299.72 cm
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May 11, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
$3,630,000
Description
URS FISCHER (B. 1973) signed, titled, numbered, inscribed and dated 'URS FISCHER THINGS 2017 AP OF 3 & 1AP UF.17.077' (on the underside) milled aluminum, steel, power magnets and two-component epoxy adhesive 126 x 204 3/8 x 118 ½ in. (320 x 519 x 301 cm.) Executed in 2017. This work is the artist's proof aside from an edition of three.
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4:15pm & 4:15pm, 2009
Sold on Dec 11, 2020
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Sculpture
cast aluminum, one-component acrylic putty, urethane primer polyester paint and acrylic polyurethane matte clear coat
121.9 x 127.0 x 30.5 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
cast aluminum, epoxy primer, polyester filler, one-component acrylic putty, urethane primer polyester paint and acrylic polyurethane matte clear coat Overall: 50 by 48 by 12 in. (127 by 121.9 by 30.5 cm.) Executed in 2009, this work is number 1 from an edition of 2, plus 1 artist's proof.
4:15pm & 4:15pm, 2009
cast aluminum, one-component acrylic putty, urethane primer polyester paint and acrylic polyurethane matte clear coat
Dec 11, 2020
Sotheby's
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Sculpture
121.9 x 127.0 x 30.5 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
Sotheby's
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Price not available
Description
cast aluminum, epoxy primer, polyester filler, one-component acrylic putty, urethane primer polyester paint and acrylic polyurethane matte clear coat Overall: 50 by 48 by 12 in. (127 by 121.9 by 30.5 cm.) Executed in 2009, this work is number 1 from an edition of 2, plus 1 artist's proof.
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Pineapple / Melon, 2010
Sold on Dec 8, 2020
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Print
silkscreen print on mirror-polished stainless steel sheets, polyurethane foam sheets, two-component polyurethane adhesive, stainless steel beams, aluminum L sections and screws
100.6 x 140.0 x 132.1 cm
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Dec 8, 2020
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Pineapple / Melon, 2010
silkscreen print on mirror-polished stainless steel sheets, polyurethane foam sheets, two-component polyurethane adhesive, stainless steel beams, aluminum L sections and screws
Dec 8, 2020
Phillips
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100.6 x 140.0 x 132.1 cm
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Dec 8, 2020
Phillips
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Paranoia/ Squirrel, 2010
Sold on Nov 17, 2020
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Sculpture
silkscreen print on mirror-polished stainless steel sheets, stainless steel beams, aluminum L sections, screws
49.0 x 103.0 x 44.2 cm
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Nov 17, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
silkscreen print on mirror-polished stainless steel sheets, polyurethane foam sheets, two-component polyurethane adhesive, stainless steel beams, aluminum L sections, screws i. 103 by 49 by 44.2 cm. 401/2 by 19¼ by 17⅜ in. ii. 17 by 66 by 49 cm. 6⅝ by 26 by 19⅜ in. Executed in 2010, this work is from an edition of 2, plus 1 artist's proof.
Paranoia/ Squirrel, 2010
silkscreen print on mirror-polished stainless steel sheets, stainless steel beams, aluminum L sections, screws
Nov 17, 2020
Sotheby's
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49.0 x 103.0 x 44.2 cm
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Nov 17, 2020
Sotheby's
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silkscreen print on mirror-polished stainless steel sheets, polyurethane foam sheets, two-component polyurethane adhesive, stainless steel beams, aluminum L sections, screws i. 103 by 49 by 44.2 cm. 401/2 by 19¼ by 17⅜ in. ii. 17 by 66 by 49 cm. 6⅝ by 26 by 19⅜ in. Executed in 2010, this work is from an edition of 2, plus 1 artist's proof.
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kindsoho, 2011
Sold on Oct 21, 2020
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top part Ultralight MDF, acrylic sealer, wallpaper primer, wallpaper adhesive, paper, silk-screened acrylic paints, acrylic polymer emulsion, acrylic polyurethane and urethane base part cold-rolled steel powder-coated with polyester TGIC (RAL 8007), polyester tape, cork composite and hardware
137.2 x 46.0 x 74.9 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 21, 2020
Phillips
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kindsoho, 2011
top part Ultralight MDF, acrylic sealer, wallpaper primer, wallpaper adhesive, paper, silk-screened acrylic paints, acrylic polymer emulsion, acrylic polyurethane and urethane base part cold-rolled steel powder-coated with polyester TGIC (RAL 8007), polyester tape, cork composite and hardware
Oct 21, 2020
Phillips
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137.2 x 46.0 x 74.9 cm
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Oct 21, 2020
Phillips
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