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I MET

On Kawara

I MET

2004

12 volumes, 4790 pages in total

Black wooden slipcase, 57.3 x 19.2 x 25.8 cm

Limited edition of 90 numbered and signed copies and 10 artist’s proofs

mfc-michele didier

Paris,

+33 (0)1 71 27 34 41

$12,000 - $35,000

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I MET belongs to On Kawara’s trilogy. During twelve years, from May 10, 1968 to September 17, 1979, the artist noted every day the names of the people with whom he conversed in chronological order. This work was published as a twelve-volume edition. On each page, the list of names appears together with the day’s stamp in the footnote. Geographical location changes are signaled by grey page dividers with the city’s name. Raising fundamental questions regarding name, encounter, time or space, I MET creates a poetry of the moment by provoking the feeling that each day is like an empty page before it is transcribed in book-matter.