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On Kawara

 (1933 - 2014)
On Kawara was active/lived in New York / Japan.  On Kawara is known for installation sculpture, abstraction, conceptual art.

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On Kawara


Following is The New York Times obituary of the artist.

On Kawara, Conceptual Artist Who Found Elegance in Every Day, Dies at 81

By ROBERTA SMITH
JULY 15, 2014


On Kawara, a Conceptual artist who devoted his career to recording the passage of time as factually and self-effacingly as art would allow, died in late June in New York City, where he had worked for 50 years. He was 81.

The David Zwirner Gallery, his representative, announced the death on its website. Mr. Kawara's family declined to provide the date of death or the names of survivors, in keeping with his lifelong penchant for privacy.

Working in painting, drawing and performance, Mr. Kawara kept himself in the background and almost ne  ...  Displaying 750 of 8161 characters.



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About  On Kawara

Born:  1933 - Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Died:   2014 - New York City
Known for:  installation sculpture, abstraction, conceptual art