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DEC.8,1975, from the “Today Series”, 1966–2013, Acrylic (Liquitex) on canvas 46 x 61.8 x 4 cm, MUSEUM MMK FÜR MODERNE KUNST, © On Kawara, Photo: Axel Schneider

Eat, Sleep, Paint, Repeat

What On Kawara’s Date Paintings say about lockdown.

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Left: On Kawara, MAY 20, 1981. “Wednesday.” New York. From Today, 1966–2013. Acrylic on canvas. 18 x 24 in. (45.7 x 61 cm). Pictured with artist-made cardboard storage boxes. 24 5/8 x 18 5/8 x 2 in. (62.5 x 47.3 x 5 cm). Private collection. Photo: Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London. Right: On Kawara, DEC. 29, 1977. “Thursday.” New York. From Today, 1966–2013. Acrylic on canvas. 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm). Pictured with artist-made cardboard storage boxes, 10 1/2 x 10 3/4 x 2 inches (26.8 x 27.2 x 5 cm). Private collection. Photo: Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London.
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