On Kawara - I Met

I Met by On Kawara was originally conceived as a work of art that started on the 10th of May 1968 and ended on the 17th of September 1979.

Each day, On Kawara noted in chronologic order the names of people with whom he had a conversation. This very list, as well as a specific mark for each separate day, is displayed on each page.

On Kawara has indicated all journeys he ever made on pages marked with the names of cities he visited during the 12 years. These pages interrupt the existing chronology, in that they sometimes double the day before or after the artist’s departure.

Book edition of twelve volumes (1968 to 1979) with a total of 4790 pages.

Each volume is 210 mm high x 148 mm wide.
Printed on 150g Phoenix Motion Xantur.
Signatures are double-stitched with linen thread.
The twelve volumes come in a black slipcase.

Cover: Bound in Brillianta Calandré Linen. Front and spine: Embossed gilding and foil-blocking in black. Ivory headband.

Edition of 90 numbered and signed copies and 10 A.P.
Produced and published by Editions Micheline Szwajcer & Michèle Didier, 2004.

© 2004 On Kawara and Editions Micheline Szwajcer & Michèle Didier. All rights reserved. No part of this edition may be reproduced in any form or by any means without written permission of the artist and the publisher.