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The Marking of Time

Installation view of “On Kawara: Date Painting(s) in New York and 136 Other Cities” at David Zwirner, New York, 2012. 

Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London.

It was confirmed on July 10 by David Zwirner gallery that On Kawara, the Japanese conceptual artist known for his enigmatic date paintings and his meticulous recordings of time, had died at the age of 81.

The exact date of Kawara's death is unknown, as his family has declined to release details about the passing of the notoriously private artist, who, throughout his lifetime, refused interviews…

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