Peter Fischli & David Weiss, ‘Hund’, 2003, Public Art Fund Benefit Auction 2015

Estimated value: $8,100

For the past 26 years, Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss have created a diverse and internationally acclaimed body of work, through which they unearth beauty in the ordinary. Here, they present footage of two friendly terriers behind a wooden fence—the object of their excitement cleverly hidden beyond the camera’s view.

Image rights: Courtesy of Peter Fischli and David Weiss; Galerie Eva Presenhuber

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

Museum Moderner Kunst, 
Passau, Germany,
Artists for Tichy - Tichy for Artists
Project Arts Centre, 
Dublin, Ireland,
Somewhere near Vada
Museum of Modern Art, 
New York, NY, USA,
An International Survey of Recent Painting and Scultpure

Fair History on Artsy

Mireille Mosler Ltd. at Armory Show 2013