Published by Hacienda Books and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König in June 2021 on the occasion of the exhibition David Weiss I Wish That I Sailed the Darkened Seas, Weiss Falk, Basel.
The book reproduces all of the known Neocolor drawings by the Swiss artist, who died in 2012. Peter Fischli and David Weiss began working together in the 1980s as artist duo Fischli/Weiss, as well as their alter egos Rat and Bear. Before that, parallel to travelling, David Weiss drew all other activities and non-activities with pencil, coloured pencil, ink and Neocolor wax pastels. The Neocolor drawings, for which Weiss used a technique that many will remember from school, form a self-contained group of works from the period between 1977 and 1978. The success of the publication is in conveying the properties of black pages as negative drawings, whose motifs become visible through scratching away to the coloured layers underneath, in an intuitive way.
1st Edition 2021
Softcover, 124 pages
27.5 × 20 cm
Designed by Anne Stock