Alexandre Lavet

JAN.28,1989, 2016

Acrylic on canvas, bubble wrap, tape, foam
24 x 30 x 6 cm

Fake On Kawara’s date painting hidden in the storage of the gallery.

Its forgery character is emphasized by the incongruity between the aura of On Kawara’s paintings and the lack of care given to this one, from its packaging and storage condition.

The date corresponds to the birthday of the artist’s girlfriend and was made in order to give her a wink within the exhibition ‘La cigarette n’a pas le même goût au soleil’ at Dürst Britt & Mayhew.

Exhibition view. ‘La cigarette n’a pas le même goût au soleil’, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague (NL)