On Kawara - New Now: The Katayama Collection New York Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Taro Nasu Gallery, Tokyo
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, The Encyclopedia of Masamichi Katayama "Life is hard... Let's go shopping.", April 8 - June 25, 2017, cat. no. 441, pp. 192, 216, 218 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present work belongs to Japanese conceptual artist On Kawara’s critically acclaimed body of work collectively known as the Today Series. Begun on January 4, 1966, this series functions as a form of personal diary and travelogue for the artist as well as a reflection of the rapidly globalizing world. Each canvas is breathtakingly simple in its composition, the abbreviated date of the painting’s execution written in the language and convention of the country in which it was conceived. The present work was painted on Friday, July 14, 2000 in New York City.


Friday July 14, 2000 (Today series no. 26)

signed "On Kawara" on the reverse
Liquitex on canvas and handmade cardboard box
8 x 10 1/2 in. (20.3 x 26.7 cm.)
Painted in 2000.

$220,000 - 280,000 

Sold for $399,000

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New Now: The Katayama Collection

New York Auction 19 September 2017