A brief ten-point manifesto, titled How to Work Better, by Peter Fischli (b. 1952) and David Weiss (1946-2012) has been resurrected on a building on the corner of Mott Street and East Houston in Lower Manhattan.
Commissioned by NYC’s Public Art Fund, Overall Murals sourced the high traffic wall location. To replicate the irregular type-face of the original text, Overall Murals’ painters consulted and worked closely with Peter Fischli to establish the just right amount of texture and best color for the lettering.
Dating back to 1979, Swedish duo Fischli/Weiss have been responsible for creating some of the world’s most prolific contemporary art. Utilizing various mediums, Fischli and Weiss’ work has been known to adopt a sincere curiosity about human nature and wonder in the everyday.
According to the ten-point list, your productivity is explicably linked to your overall approach to everyday life. The hopeful text was first discovered almost three decades ago on a bulletin board in a Thai factory. The piece shares its name with the artists’ retrospective exhibit, currently showing at the Guggenheim Museum. Over the years, the piece has taken on many forms, from that of postcards to a book cover. The most famous installation was the first mural on an office building in Zurich in 1991.