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On Kawara dies at 81; artist's works addressed passage of time
On Kawara dies at 81; artist's works addressed passage of time

On Kawara, the acclaimed but enigmatic Japanese artist whose body of conceptual works addressed the passage of time in detached, numerical ways, has died. He was 81. Kawara died in New York City in late June, according to his representatives at the David Zwirner Gallery, which announced his death on its website. The artist had lived in New York for five decades; no cause of death was given. An intensely private man, Kawara avoided interviews and seldom had his picture taken. He wanted his art to speak for itself, preferring not to attend his own openings and resisting others' attempts to explain his intentions to the public. Widely exhibited during his life, Kawara was featured in...

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