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[Japanese Conceptual Artist, 1933-2014]
On Kawara Works Online
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Original works by On Kawara available for purchase at art galleries worldwideMuseums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Art Institute of Chicago NEW!Art Market:
Metropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain (FRAC) Bourgogne, Dijon, France
Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. NEW!
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Germany (in German)
Dec. 28, 1971
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "K"
Mamco (Musée d'art moderne et contemporain), Geneva (in French)
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Philadelphia Museum of Art NEW!
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)
2. DEZ. 1976
Serralves Foundation Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal
Click "K" for "Kawara"
Walker Art Center, Minnesota
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary NEW!Pictures from Image Archives:
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)
World Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)Miscellaneous Sites:
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The Sender Collection, New YorkArticles and Reference Sites:
A private lending collection of Minimal and Conceptual Art
(Get past the splash page, then click "Artists")
Encyclopedia Britannica complete article on On Kawara
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Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.
Wikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
"On Kawara: The Recording Angel"
New York Magazine
"Reeling In the Years", 2009 article by Jerry Saltz
The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"It's a date!", 2002 article by Adrian Searle