• Roman Opalka

    Alte Nationalgalerie

    In 1965, when he was living in Warsaw, Roman Opalka developed the radical concept of OPALKA 1965/1-∞ that has taken the form of over 180 ‘details’ in paintings, photographs, and audio tapes. Opalka himself describes his method as follows: “In my attitude, which is a plan for my life, the process of working is preserved, simultaneously documenting and defining time. The date of the first ‘detail’ in 1965 is important for me, and from this my entire oeuvre has followed. I write, paint constantly the numbers from 1 to infinity with a brush in white paint on a gray ground. Each successive detail

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