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One Million Years Past – For all those who lived and died Future – For the last one

One Million Years Past – For all those who lived and died Future – For the last one

On Kawara One Million Years Past – For all those who lived and died Future – For the last one 1999 Two volumes printed on Bible Veritable Ivory Paper 32 g

with covers in black leather over 400 g cardboard with silver and gold embossing on the front and spine.
Edition of 570
5 3/4 x 4 1/8 inches  (144 x 105 mm)
(Inventory #BK.17198)

The first volume, Past – For all those who have lived and died, starts in 998031 BC and ends in 1969 AD, namely One Million Years later. At this date starts the One Million Years in the oeuvre of On Kawara, transcribed here for this edition on 2000 pages. The second volume, Future – For the last one, starts in 1993 AD and ends One Million Years later, in 1001992. This period is equally transcribed for the edition on 2000 pages.

The text of each page is laid out in 10 columns, rigorously aligned and subdivided in 5 blocks of 100 years. Each block contains 10 lines and each line contains a decennium. The two volumes of the book correspond, their internal organization is identical.

Set of 2 volumnes – 2012 pages per volume – Total of 4, 024 pages

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