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  • Provenance

    Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

  • Catalogue Essay






    Since the late 1970s the artists have consistently captivated and amused audiences with their extraordinary transformations of the commonplace. Fischli and Weiss work across a wide range of media and this exhibition presents their sculpture, installation, moving image and photography. Underlying all of their work is a childlike spirit of discovery which encourages the viewer to look afresh at their surroundings. In Fischli and Weiss’s world everyday objects take on an unexpectedly lifelike quality; they balance on each other, play off each other and collide into one another with a witty intelligence infused by the artists.





    In ‘The Cleaning Team’, the artists have painstakingly hand-crafted polyurethane sculptures which simulate the myriad of everyday objects to be found in Fischli and Weiss’s studio, creating a type of anthropology of everyday life.





    Taken from www.tate.org.uk

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Cleaning Equipment (The Cleaning Team)

1985
Painted Polyurethane.
Each shoe: 29 x 11 x 10 cm. (11 3/8 x 4 1/4 x 4 in). Dustpan: 7 x 25 x 29 cm. (2 3/4x 9 7/8x 11 3/8in). Cloth: 18 x 10 cm. (7 1/8x 4 in). Bucket: 34 x 32 x 32 cm. (13 3/8x 12 5/8x 12 5/8in). Bottles: 37 x 23 x 10 cm. (14 1/2x 9 x 4 in). and 36 x 21 x 11 cm. (14 1/8 x 8 1/4 x 4 1/4 in). Small bucket: 13 x 28 x 31 cm. (5 1/8 x 11 x 12 1/4 in). Pink Sponge: 20 x 21 cm. (7 7/8 x 8 1/4 in). Green Sponge: 18 x 11 cm. (7 x 4 1/4 in).

Estimate
£100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for £96,500

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

28 Feb 2008, 7pm
London