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ON KAWARA | JUNE 5, 1970 (Today Series no. 102)

180,000 - 250,000 USD
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  • On Kawara
  • JUNE 5, 1970 (Today Series no. 102)
  • titled and dated JUNE 5, 1970; signed in Japanese on the reverse; signed in Japanese on a label affixed to the reverse
  • Liquitex on canvas with newspaper clipping in artist's box
  • 10 1/8 by 13 1/8 in. 25.7 by 33.3 cm.


Mr. and Mrs. Max Blecher, Jr., Los Angeles (gift of the artist in 1970)
Thence by descent to the present owner in 2002 

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 oneself.” Karel Schampers, “A Mental Journey in Time,” Exh. Cat., Rotterdam, Boymans-van Beuningen, Date Paintings in 89 Cities, 1991, p. 200