On Kawara: Paintings of 40 Years
Texts by Shiuji Inomata, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Osho
On Kawara: Paintings of 40 Years was published on the occasion of the artist’s third solo exhibition at David Zwirner in 2004, which presented a selection of date paintings, one from each of the past forty years. Also known as the Today series, the artist began making his now signature date paintings in New York City on January 4, 1966. Available in hardcover, this catalogue includes texts by Japanese scientist Shiuji Inomata; French philosopher Jean Luc-Nancy; and Indian spiritual leader Osho.
Publisher: David Zwirner
Artists: On Kawara
Contributors: Shiuji Inomata, Jean-Luc Nancy, Osho
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 6 3/4 x 9 in (17.1 x 22.9 cm)
Reproductions: 26 color
Retail: $45 US & Canada | £28 | €38
For over five decades, On Kawara created paintings, drawings, books, and recordings that examined chronological time and its function as a measure of human existence. His artistic practice was characterized by its meditative approach to concepts of time, space, and consciousness. He began making his now signature date paintings (known as the Today series) on January 4, 1966 in New York City and continued to produce them in different parts of the world up until his death.