On Kawara (b. 1933)

I Got Up

Lot 39 / Sale 8523
i got up

Price Realized $19,975
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  • $8,000 - $12,000

Sale Information Sale 8523
Post War and Contemporary
15 May 2001
New York, East

Lot Description On Kawara (b. 1933)
I Got Up
each postcard is stamped with the artist's name, title and date of execution (on the reverse)
ink on twenty-seven mailed postcards
each: 4 1/8 x 5¾ in. (10.4 x 14.6 cm.)
Executed between 14 January--9 February 1977 (27)

Provenance Acquired directly from the artist, 1977.

Exhibited Berlin, Daadgalerie, On Kawara, January-February 1987, pp. 74, 113-119 (illustrated).

Lot Notes Between 1968 and 1979, On Kawara created his information series, I GOT UP, in which he sent two picture postcards from his location on that morning. All of the cards list the artist's time of getting up, the date, the place of residence and the name and address of the receiver. This group of postcards from this series, dated between January 14 and February 9, 1977, were sent to Ansell Bray in New York.

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