On Kawara, an internationally renowned Japanese conceptual artist who first caught the public's attention with his bathroom drawings and who is best known for his "date paintings," has died, his family said Friday. He was 81.
The date paintings in the artist's so-called "Today" series consist of letters and numbers painted in white on solid-color canvases, with the characters denoting the date each work was created.
A native of Kariya, Aichi Prefecture, in central
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