*1964 in Brunnen, Switzerland
Varnish on polyester150 x 300 x 4.5 cm
As in this horizontal stripe painting, the titles of Rondinone's paintings are often dates, with the day, month and year spelled out as a single German compound word. A chartable moment in time, perhaps marking when the work was begun or completed. Or, as described by fellow artist Liam Gillick, "a reminder of one day removed from the rest, one day where things worked out well. A registration and acknowledgement that, in lieu of other ideas, today remains a day for something. A time to produce a strangely reduced excess of beauty."
© 2006, Ugo Rondinone