Lot 112
  • 112

On Kawara

100,000 - 150,000 GBP
176,500 GBP
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  • On Kawara
  • 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


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