Sunday, April 29, 2012

RIP David Weiss

Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Mr. and Mrs. Pear and Their New Dog

David Weiss died yesterday of cancer at the age of 66. My love for both artists runs deep from their ingenious, rickety photographs (above) to their elaborate Rube Goldberg-esque installations (below).

Peter Fischli and David Weiss, The Way Things Go, 1987

I will never forget seeing Patrick Frey's documentary of the making of The Way Things Go (above) at the Matthew Marks Gallery about five years ago. At times it was frustrating to watch with all of the mistakes that routinely happened with a tire not quite rolling in the right direction but it certainly makes The Way Things Go seem all the more impressive as a 30 minute short film.

Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Fashion Show from Sausage Series

David Weiss will surely be missed.

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