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PETER FISCHLI AND DAVID WEISS: FLOWERS AND MUSHROOMS. Translation; first published in a bilingual French-German edition as Peter Fischli/David Weiss (Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1999). Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig, Cologne, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 160 pp. with 40 col. ills. 25 x 19 cm. ISBN 9783863358747 In English.
Publisher's description: This volume is a reprint of the magnificent and rare artist's book by the Swiss duo Peter Fischli (born 1952) and David Weiss (1946-2012). Bursting with luscious color and consisting of multiple superimposed images, these photographs by Fischli/Weiss (dubbed "the Nichols and May of contemporary art" by The New York Times for their critically admired brand of humor) navigate the fine line between beauty and kitsch. For this series, made between 1997 and 1998, the artists spent countless hours documenting gardens and mushroom patches, thoughtfully crafting intoxicating compositions which took on an element of chance when layered in photographic double exposures. The result is a hallucinogenic portrait of berries, grasses, flowers, weeds and mushrooms in vivid, saturated color, dissolving in and out of focus, beautifully printed on folded, unbound sheets. From colophon page: "The first edition of this artist's book was published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Musee d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 1999. This reprint is published on the occasion of the exhibition "Peter Fischli, David Weiss: How to Work Better" at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, February 5-April 20, 2016, and the Museo Jumex, Mexico City, June-September 2016."
Artist(s):Fischli, Peter; Weiss, David
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 814183
Paperbound $39.95    

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