• Post-War & Contemporary Aftern auction at Christies

    Sale 2221

    Post-War & Contemporary Afternoon Session

    11 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 342

    On Kawara (b. 1933)

    I GOT UP

    Price Realised  

    On Kawara (b. 1933)
    I GOT UP
    each stamped with artist's name, title and date (on the revere)
    ink on seventy-two mailed postcards
    thirty-one postcards, each: 3 5/8 x 5½ in. (9.5 x 14 cm.)
    forty-one postcards, each: 4 1/8 x 6 in. (11 x 15.3 cm.)
    Executed between January 1969 and January 1977. This work is accompanied by documentation for all exhibitions in which the piece appeared. (72)


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    Provenance

    Private collection, New York, acquired from the artist
    Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 16 November 2001, lot 437
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner


    Exhibited

    Venice, Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte- International Actualities '72-'76, July-October 1976.
    The Art Institute of Chicago, The 73rd American Exhibition, June-August 1979.
    Stockholm, Moderna Museet; Essen, Museum Folkwang; Eindhoven, Van Abbemuseum; and Osaka, The National Museum of Art, ON KAWARA- continuity/discontinuity 1963-1979, October 1980-June 1981.
    Berlin, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, On Kawara 1976 Berlin 1986, January-February 1987, pp. 74 and 105-111 (illustrated).
    Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen; Hamburg, Deichtorhallen; Boston, Museum of Fine Arts; and San Francisco, Museum of Modern Art, Date paintings in 89 cities, December 1991-May 1993.
    Villeurbanne, Institut d'Art Contemporain; Turin, Castello di Rivoli; Barcelona, Museum of Contemporary Art; Villeneuve, Musée d'Art d'Ascq; and Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Whole and Past: 1964-1995, November 1996-April 1998.