479
479
Peter Fischli and David Weiss
4 HOSTESSEN (4 STEWARDESSES)
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 237,500 USD
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479
Peter Fischli and David Weiss
4 HOSTESSEN (4 STEWARDESSES)
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 237,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Peter Fischli and David Weiss
B. 1952 AND (1946 - 2012)
4 HOSTESSEN (4 STEWARDESSES)
plaster cast over polyester resin
i. 22 by 6 1/2 by 6 3/4 in. 55.9 by 16.5 by 17.1 cm. ii. 22 1/4 by 7 1/2 by 6 5/8 in. 56.5 by 19.1 by 16.8 cm.
iii. 22 1/4 by 6 5/8 by 6 in. 56.5 by 16.8 by 15.2 cm. iv. 22 by 8 by 7 in. 55.9 by 20.3 by 17.8 cm.
Executed in 1988, this work is from an edition of 6. 
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Provenance

Galeria Marga Paz, Madrid
Estate of Hans Svarverud, Copenhagen
Sotheby's, London, 7 February 2003, Lot 147
Hauser & Wirth, London
Private Collection, Switzerland
Hauser & Wirth, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner 

Literature

Exh. Cat., Munich, Sammlung Goetz, Mike Kelley - Peter Fischli, David Weiss, 2000, pp. 9 and 107, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"Fischli/Weiss make sure we recognise these objects, and at the same time that we recognise our misrecognition of them, since they are nothing but substitutes for the images in our world. The plaster, causing a confusion between the blankness of the page and what appears on the page, reminds us that what we see is like an automatic ghost rising up in and even producing the gap in our seeing. And so we see that seeing is also not seeing."

John Kelsey, "Plaster Sculptures: Cars, Women," in Exh. Cat., London, Tate Modern (and traveling), Peter Fischli & David Weiss / Flowers & Questions: A Retrospective, 2007, p. 232

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