On Kawara, ‘Friday July 14, 2000 (Today series no. 26)’, 2000, Phillips
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On Kawara

Friday July 14, 2000 (Today series no. 26), 2000

Liquitex on canvas and handmade cardboard box
8 × 10 1/2 in
20.3 × 26.7 cm
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The present work belongs to Japanese conceptual artist On Kawara’s critically …

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On Kawara
Japanese, 1933–2014
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On Kawara has based the entirety of his collection of books, paintings, and drawings on the arbitrariness and subjectivity of the way we measure time. Many of his projects are ongoing, making Kawara himself, as the recorder of time, one of the primary materials in his conceptual works. Kawara is perhaps best known for the “date paintings” in his Today series (1966-), each of which conforms to one of eight predetermined sizes and features a date in hand-lettered typography painted over a monochromatic background. The artist completed the canvases while living or staying in over 100 cities around the world. Each date painting is displayed with a handcrafted cardboard box and a clipping from a newspaper published in the same city and on the same day that the artist made the work. Kawara continues to create new works in the series.

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The present work belongs to Japanese conceptual artist On Kawara’s critically acclaimed body of work collectively known as the Today Series. Begun on January 4, 1966, this series functions as a form of personal diary and travelogue for the artist as well as a reflection of the rapidly globalizing …

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Signed "On Kawara" on the reverse
On Kawara
Japanese, 1933–2014
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On Kawara has based the entirety of his collection of books, paintings, and drawings on the arbitrariness and subjectivity of the way we measure time. Many of his projects are ongoing, making Kawara himself, as the recorder of time, one of the primary materials in his conceptual works. Kawara is perhaps best known for the “date paintings” in his Today series (1966-), each of which conforms to one of eight predetermined sizes and features a date in hand-lettered typography painted over a monochromatic background. The artist completed the canvases while living or staying in over 100 cities around the world. Each date painting is displayed with a handcrafted cardboard box and a clipping from a newspaper published in the same city and on the same day that the artist made the work. Kawara continues to create new works in the series.

On Kawara

Friday July 14, 2000 (Today series no. 26), 2000

Liquitex on canvas and handmade cardboard box
8 × 10 1/2 in
20.3 × 26.7 cm
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