Black & white illus. throughout. 397,  p. Large & thick 4to (279 x 210 mm.), pictorial softcover, title on spine. Stockholm: Moderna Museet, 1980.
The important catalogue for On Kawara’s survey exhibition at the Moderna Museet and three other institutions. This publication is profusely illustrated with images and reproductions of the conceptual artist’s work, including the Today series, I Met, I Went, I Got Up, I am still alive, etc. It also contains photographs of “Date Paintings” in galleries, museums, and the homes of private collectors. The second half of the catalogue, save the final dozen pages, is essentially a facsimile of Kawara’s journal, which he used to record the color of paint, size, and titles of his “Date Paintings.”
With text contributions by Olle Granath (“A Point Between Life and Death”), astronomer Peter Nilson (“A Labyrinth in which We are all Lost”), and On Kawara (“Code”). These are presented in English at the beginning; German translations are found at the end with an additional essay by curator Zdenek Felix (“On Kawaras Ikonen der Zeit”).
The present show was subsequently held at Museum Folkwang, Essen (30 January-15 March 1981); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (22 March-3 May 1981); and the National Museum of Art, Osaka (17 May-16 June 1981).
In excellent condition.
❧ On Kawara (Phaidon: 2002), p. 150 (pictured).
Item ID: 8472