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Title

One Million Years

1999

Artist

On Kawara

Japan

24 Dec 1932 – 27 Jun 2014

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  • Details

    Date
    1999
    Media categories
    Artist's book , Print
    Materials used
    bound artist's book in two volumes
    Edition
    324/500 [Limited edition of 60 numbered and signed copies, 500 numbered copies and 10 A/P]
    Dimensions
    2 volumes: each 14.4 x 10.5 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Mervyn Horton Bequest Fund 2016
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    235.2016.a-b
    Copyright
    © The Estate of On Kawara
    Artist information
    On Kawara

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  • About

    Born in Japan, On Kawara moved to New York in the 1960s. On 4 January 1966 he began his Today series, a succession of canvases each displaying the day, month and year on which it was created. While every Today painting represents a single day, One million years – past and One million years – future are books that each list a million years, the first from 998031 BCE to 1969 and the second from 1993 until the year 1001992. The dedication in One million years – past reads ‘For all those who have lived and died’, while in One million years – future it reads ‘For the last one’.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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