On Kawara, ‘I MET’, 1968-1979/2004, Phillips: Evening and Day Editions (June 2017)

Boxed: 23 x 55 x 17 cm (9 x 21 5/8 x 6 3/4 in.)
Each volume: 21 x 14.8 cm (8 1/4 x 5 7/8 in.)

Signature: Signed with initials and numbered 33/90 in pencil on the endpaper of volume 12 (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Editions Micheline Szwajcer & Michèle Didier, Antwerp.

About On Kawara

On Kawara has based the entirety of his collection of books, paintings, and drawings on the arbitrariness and subjectivity of the way we measure time. Many of his projects are ongoing, making Kawara himself, as the recorder of time, one of the primary materials in his conceptual works. Kawara is perhaps best known for the “date paintings” in his Today series (1966-), each of which conforms to one of eight predetermined sizes and features a date in hand-lettered typography painted over a monochromatic background. The artist completed the canvases while living or staying in over 100 cities around the world. Each date painting is displayed with a handcrafted cardboard box and a clipping from a newspaper published in the same city and on the same day that the artist made the work. Kawara continues to create new works in the series.

Japanese, 1933-2014, Kariya, Japan

Solo Shows on Artsy

On Kawara - 1966, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle
On Kawara—Silence, Guggenheim Museum, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

The Times, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
The Natural Order of Things, Museo Jumex, Mexico City
Time of Others, Singapore Art Museum (SAM), Singapore
BLESS N°53 Contenttenders, mfc - michèle didier, Paris