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Roman Opalka

 (1931 - 2011)
Roman Opalka was active/lived in France, Italy.  Roman Opalka is known for conceptual art, metaphoric number painting, graphics.

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Following is The New York Times obituary of the artist:

Roman Opalka, an Artist of Numbers, Is Dead at 79
By WILLIAM GRIMES
Published: August 9, 2011

Roman Opalka, a leading conceptual artist who, beginning with the numeral one in 1965, methodically painted consecutive numbers on canvas in a march toward infinity, died on Saturday near Rome. He was 79.

The death was confirmed by Jean Poderos, his publisher.  Agence France-Presse reported that Slawomir Boss, his agent, told Polish newspapers that Mr. Opalka had fallen ill while in Italy and died of a "generalized infection" at a hospital near Rome.

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(i) Opalka 1965/1-**** detail-4875812-4894230, (ii) Opalka 1955/1-**** detail-4894231-4914799, (iii) Opalka 1965/1-**** detail-4914800-4932016
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1965/1-8, DETAIL 143,362-185,085
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