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112

LA GRANDE BELLEZZA DELL'ARTE

On Kawara
SEPT. 27,1984
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 176,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
112

LA GRANDE BELLEZZA DELL'ARTE

On Kawara
SEPT. 27,1984
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 176,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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On Kawara
B.1933
SEPT. 27,1984
signed on the reverse; titled on the back and on the lower left side of the box
liquitex on canvas and newspaper clippings with cardboard box
canvas: 21 by 25.5cm.; 8 1/4 by 10in.
box: 6 by 22 by 27cm.; 2 1/4 by 8 7/8 by 10 7/8in.
Executed in 1984.
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Provenance

Private Collection, Italy

Catalogue Note

‘On Kawara’s work, in all its simplicity and soberness, is an intriguing rendering of the ‘time’ phenomenon. He reduces the intangible, inconceivable dimension of time to a visible, ordered structure without forfeiting any of that infinity. His work is a gigantic time-machine, as it were, a kind of science fiction in which one can completely lose themselves.’

Karel Schampers, 'A Mental Journey in Time' in: Exhibition Catalogue, Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, ON KAWARA: DATE PAINTINGS IN 89 CITIES, 1991, p. 200

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