Fischli & Weiss

Swiss, Peter Fischli 1952 and David Weiss 1946 2012. The Swiss artist duo of Peter Fischli and David Weiss is also known as Fischli & Weiss, were famous for their artworks depicting humor. The artists' artworks involve videos, photographs, sculptures, and installations. Their installations depicted discovery and wit humorously and absurdly. They made use of everyday objects for their artworks. Majority of their art pieces are in the form of dialogues presenting theories of the Fluxus and Dada artists like Dieter Roth and Marcel Duchamp. Fischli was born in Zurich in Switzerland and went on to attend the Academia di belle art in Urbino. Weiss was also born in in Zurich in Switzerland and studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Basel and Zürich. Fischli and Weiss met in 1978 for the formation of a rock band. However, the band did not last long and the artists moved on to make artworks together in 1979. The duo also participated in the Venice Biennale multiple times to represent Switzerland. In 2003 they won the Golden Lion prize for their artwork Questions. Weiss’ death in 2012 ended the 33 years of collaboration of the duo. Fischli & Weiss's Artwork at auction is available with many art dealers. It is also on display at many museums today, like the Art Institute of Chicago, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Hamburger Banhof in Berlin, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Well-known auction houses also have Fischli & Weiss artwork for sale.

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    Peter Fischli and David Weiss - Büsi

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