Description: cast rubber
Dimensions: 17 1/2 by 21 1/2 by 7 1/2 in. 44.4 by 54.6 by 19 cm.
Medium: cast rubber
Condition Report: This work is in excellent and sound condition overall. This work is comprised of two elements. There is trace residue of wood grain throughout the surface of the sculpture, which is inherent to the artist's casting method. Upon close inspection, there is evidence of light surface dust throughout the recesses of the sculpture.
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Exhibited: Bordeaux, CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain; Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Collection Sonnabend: 25 Années de Choix et d'Activités d'Ileana et Michael Sonnabend, May 1988 - February 1989, p. 317, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)
Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Sammlung Sonnabend: Von der Pop-art bis heute Amerikanische und Europäische Kunst seit 1954, February - May 1996, p. 145, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)
Munich, Sammlung Goetz, Mike Kelley, Peter Fischli, David Weiss, June - November 2000, p. 103, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)
Saratoga Springs, Skidmore College, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery; Columbus, The Ohio State University, Wexner Center for the Arts; Milwaukee Art Museum, From Pop to Now: Selections from the Sonnabend Collection, June 2002 - May 2003, p. 79, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)
Odense, Kunsthalle Brandts Klaedefabrik; Bergen Kunstmuseum, Peter Fischli & David Weiss: Major and Minor Questions. Works from the Goetz Collection, 2004, p. 77, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)
London, Sprüth Magers, Objects on Pedestals, January - March 2009 (another example exhibited)
Munich, Sammlung Goetz, Peter Fischli, David Weiss, November 2010 - March 2011, p. 7, installation view illustrated in color; p. 62, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)
Literature: Exh. Cat., Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Peter Fischli David Weiss, 1992, pp. 11 and 68, illustrated in color
Robert Fleck, Beate Söntgen and Anthony C. Danto, Eds., Peter Fischli David Weiss, New York 2005, pp. 128-129, illustrated in color
Provenance: Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
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Acquired from the above by the present owner in August 2007