800 Views of Airports

David Weiss, who with Peter Fischli made art under the collaborative name Fischli and Weiss, died last April at age sixty-five. The duo had worked together for several decades, making videos, films, photographs, and sculptures that were conceptually sophisticated and often ravishingly beautiful. Though the latter phrase may be most often applied to their double-exposure photographs of brightly colored flowers, I find their moody pictures of airports, taken regularly on their worldwide travels, to be equally exquisite. Now Buchhandlung Walther König has published a thick collection of these images with the deadpan title 800 Views of Airports. It is available directly from the publisher or, in New York, via Dashwood Books.



Brian Sholis is pursuing a PhD in American history. He writes about photography, the landscape and books.

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