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Year 1992-93. Measures 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm).

Vibrant and inventively composed, this oil-on-vinyl work by Tam Ochiai constitutes a playful homage to the Japanese artist On Kawara's meticulous "Date Paintings." In Ochiai's riff on the work of his contemporary, bright yellow spots pop from a semi-transparent support, imbuing Kawara's time-based concept with a Pop sensibility.

Tam Ochiai (b. 1967, Yokohama, Japan) is a New York-based contemporary artist whose paintings and drawings are characterized by their delicacy of style and their subtle, whimsical content. Ochiai received his BA from Wako University, Tokyo, Japan in 1991 and his MA from New York University in 1993. He has had solo shows at Team Gallery, New York, NY (1997, 2000, 2005, 2008); Kaufmann Repetto, Milan, Italy (2004); Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna, Austria (2005); and Watari Um Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2010), among many others, and he has exhibited at institutions such as the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (2002, 2009) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (2011). He lives and works in New York.

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  • Jose Freire Fine Art, New York, NY; Collection of Marcia May, Dallas, TX; Private Collection, USA
  • Pickup Location: Rhode Island, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 14 in. (27.94 x 35.56 cm.)
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