Remembering David Weiss

Published April 27, 2012

ABOVE: PHOTO BY FISCHLI AND WEISS, INTERVIEW MAY 1990.

It is with great sorrow that we report the death of Swiss artist, David Weiss. Collaborating with Peter Fischli since 1979, Fischli/Weiss’s photographs, sculptures and films are part of the collections of the Guggenheim in New York, Tate in London, Kunsthaus Zurich, and Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin. In 2003 the duo won the Golden Lion prize at the Venice Biennale.

In May of 1990, Interview asked Fischli and Weiss to contribute to our art project entitled “The Earth,”—a familiar subject for the duo whose work often focused on the nature of existence, and objects such as their “Equilibre” series of photographs, or 1987 film, The Way Things Go. Fischli/Weiss’ photo, reprinted above, appeared alongside contributions from Sashoshi Saikusa, Jorgen Loof, Neville Brody, Philip Taaffe, and Francois Berthoud.