Peter Fischli and David Weiss - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Wednesday, February 27, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Le Case d’Arte, Milan

  • Exhibited

    Frankfurt am Main, PORTIKUS, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, 23 September – 2 October,1988

  • Literature

    P. Frey, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Frankfurt am Main, 1988, p. 16 (illustrated)    

  • Catalogue Essay

    The artists share a heritage that goes back to Marcel Duchamp and the Dada movement of the early 20th century, expanding on the notion of the readymade as objet d’art to include well-crafted replications of everyday objects, artfully carved in polyurethane and hand-painted. Often using found objects and existing materials, Fischli and Weiss are not content to merely question the definition of art; they fracture our sense of security among the familiar objects of our world by subverting their functions and investing them with new life and meaning. Taken from




Cast Rubber.
9 x 16.5 x 10.2 cm. (3 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 4 in).
This work is from an edition of four.

£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £78,500

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

28 Feb 2008, 7pm