On Kawara

One Million Years

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The first volume, Past – For all those who have lived and died, starts in 998031 BC and ends in 1969 AD, namely One Million Years later. At this date starts the One Million Years in the œuvre of On Kawara, transcribed here for this edition on 2000 pages. The second volume, Future – For the last one, starts in 1993 AD and ends One Million Years later, in 1001992. This period is equally transcribed for the edition on 2000 pages. The text of each page is laid out in 10 columns, rigorously aligned and subdivided in 5 blocks of 100 years. Each block contains 10 lines and each line contains a decennium. The two volumes of the book correspond, their internal organization is identical.

Set of 2 volumes - 14.4 x 10.5 cm each volume - 2012 pages per volume - Total of 4024 pages
Printed on Bible Veritable Ivory Paper 32 gr
Cover: black leather over 400 gr cardboard
Silver / Gold embossing on front and spine
Limited edition of 60 numbered and signed copies (from 01/60 to 60/60), 500 numbered copies (from 061 to 560) and 10 artist’s proofs (from 561 to 570).
Produced and published in 1999 by Editions Micheline Szwajcer & Michèle Didier.
©1999 On Kawara and Editions Micheline Szwajcer &
Michèle Didier


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