On Kawara Date Painting Stickers

It was On’s ’80s sticker sheet, he coppeth one of three

Among the rich and rare On Kawara publications and ephemera assembled by bookseller Jonathan A. Hill for their latest catalogue [No. 242], past the massive and already unavailable facsimiles and limited editions of Kawara’s conceptual journals I Went, I Met, I Read, or I Got Up, is an unexpectedly kawaii delight.

The small exhibition catalogue for Kawara’s Oct.-Nov. 1983 show at Galerie Watari in Tokyo, On Kawara: Date Paintings 1981-1983…On Sundays, which is mostly a facsimile of the artist’s journal recording the details of each painting he made during the interval of the title, includes three sheets of Date Painting stickers. As every catalogue of On Kawara, and indeed every artist, should from now on.