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I MET

I MET

On Kawara I MET 2004 12 volumes in grey wooden slipcase consisting of postcards recording the date, name and the

address of both recipient and artist during May 10, 1968 and September 17, 1979
Volume size:  8 1/4 x 5 7/8 inches each  (21 x 14.8 cm each)
Slipcase size:  20 x 7 1/2 x 10 inches  (51.2 x 19.2 x 25.8 cm)
Edition of 90
Signatures are double-stitched with linen thread
(Inventory #30231)

I MET is one of the three parts of the trilogy by On Kawara

During twelve years, from May 10, 1968 to Septembere 17, 1979, On Kawara 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.

Set of 12 volumes – Total of 4,790 pages