Matthew Marks Gallery

PETER FISCHLI DAVID WEISS
Equilibres

1984–85/2006

Limited-edition book with photograph in linen-bound portfolio

Photograph 12¼ × 9⅛ inches; 31 × 23 cm
Book 9¼ × 7¾ × ⅞ inches; 24 × 20 × 2 cm
Portfolio 15 × 11½ × 1½ inches; 38 × 29 × 4 cm

Edition of 60

Photograph signed and numbered in ink (at lower verso)
Book signed and numbered in graphite (on title page)

For Equilibres, the well-known series of photographs from the mid-1980s, Peter Fischli and David Weiss balanced everyday household items on top of each other in an absurd equilibrium. The Equilibres photographs anticipate Fischli and Weiss’s iconic video from 1987, The Way Things Go. This limited-edition publication includes a print of the photograph Mr. and Mrs. Pear with Their Son, featuring a cardboard paper-towel roll, a shoe, and a rubber glove, among other objects.