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 On Kawara  (1933 - )

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Lived/Active: New York / Japan      Known for: installation sculpture, abstraction, conceptual art

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On Kawara
from Auction House Records.
DEC. 1, 1974 (TODAY SERIES #54) DEC. 2, 1974 (TODAY SERIES #55) DEC. 3, 1974 (TODAY SERIES #56) DEC. 4, 1974 (TODAY SERIES #57) DEC. 5, 1974 (TODAY SERIES #58) DEC. 6, 1974 (TODAY SERIES #59) DEC. 7, 1974 (TODAY SERIES #60)
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On Kawara, born in 1933 in the Aichi Prefecture of Japan, is a  conceptual artist who sends postcards to friends with "I am still alive" written on them.  This is only one of his art forms.  Earlier in his career he exhibited telegrams.  Since the mid-1960s, Kawara has painted two thousand "date paintings," each comprised of its date of completion stenciled in white on black.  There is nothing else on the painting.  He paints four or five layers of dark paint (showing 500 of 1391 characters).

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