Black & white illus. throughout & one in color. Unpaginated, with ads in-fine. Large 4to (269 x 211 mm.), blue printed softcover (a trifle sunned). Bern: Kunsthalle Bern, 1974.
The catalogue for Kawara’s first solo European museum exhibition; the show was curated by Kasper König (b. 1943) and Johannes Gachnang (1939-2005), director of the Kunsthalle Bern. The latter explains in the foreword that the museum has gathered 85 “Date Paintings” from the Today series alongside Kawara’s journal filled with notes on the paintings. There are also numerous illustrations of his other famous series: I Met, I Went, I Read, I Got Up, and I am still alive.
With texts (in parallel German and English) by Gachnang, König, and René Denizot.
A fine copy of an early Kawara catalogue.
❧ On Kawara (Phaidon: 2002), p. 148 (pictured).
Item ID: 9357