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

Peter Fischli (b. 1952) & David Weiss (1946-2012)


cast rubber

16 3/8 x 36 x 13 1/8 in. (41.4 x 91.4 x 33.3 cm.)

Executed in 1986. This work is from an edition of six.

Signature: Wall

R. Fleck, B. Söntgen and A. C. Danto, eds., Peter Fischli David Weiss, New York and London, 2005. p. 131 (illustrated).

The Estate of Ileana Sonnabend, acquired directly from the artist

By descent from the above to the present owner

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

Le Consortium, 
Dijon, France,
The World as Will and Wallpaper
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