Peter Fischli & David Weiss, ‘Hostessen’, Christie's

Signature: Hostessen

Lausanne, FAE Musée D'Art Contemporain; Torino, Castello di Rivoli; Athens, Deste Foundation; Hamburg, Deichtorhallen and Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Post Human, June 1992-October 1993, pp. 90-91 (illustrated).

Sonnabend Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1989

About Peter Fischli & David Weiss

Peter Fischli and David Weiss collaborated on projects that variously combined, rearranged, and manipulated quotidian experiences into unexpected configurations across mediums. Executed in sculpture, film, and photography—and combinations thereof—the duo's work conveniently and playfully avoided any distinction between high and low art and materials. Their practice is best known—and perhaps best exemplified—by the film The Way Things Go (1987), for which the pair orchestrated a series of improbable Rube Goldberg-esque arrangements of household objects and studio detritus, documenting the mechanisms in their whimsical unfolding.

Swiss, 1952 and 1946 - 2012, Zurich, Switzerland, based in Zurich, Switzerland

Group Shows

2014
2012
Le Consortium, 
Dijon, France,
The World as Will and Wallpaper
2006
Museum Moderner Kunst, 
Passau, Germany,
Artists for Tichy - Tichy for Artists
2000
Project Arts Centre, 
Dublin, Ireland,
Somewhere near Vada
1984
Museum of Modern Art, 
New York, NY, USA,
An International Survey of Recent Painting and Scultpure

Fair History on Artsy

2013
Mireille Mosler Ltd. at Armory Show 2013