Still Life (Candle)

In Still Life (Candle), an On Kawara painting, May 26, 1994, from his Today series, hangs behind a dining room table, recently abandoned, and littered with dirty dishes, wineglasses and an ashtray filled with crushed cigarette butts. It is easy to imagine this space as the home of an artist, not only by its simple appointment but also by its occupant’s selection of artwork. Kawara, like Lawler, is an artist’s artist. This is a space for living, not a venue of display, and Kawara’s painting underscores both the sense of ritual and of loss embodied in this deserted table.

Title : Still Life (Candle)

Year : 2003

Artist : Louise Lawler

Medium : digital dye-bleach print on aluminum museum box

Dimensions : 33 x 27.3 cm

Edition of 5