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Property of an Important Asian Collector

Abode of Heart

2012
signed, titled and dated 'YAYOI KUSAMA 2012 "ABODE OF HEART"' on the reverse of the right leg
mixed media
100 x 130 x 70 cm. (39 3/8 x 51 1/8 x 27 1/2 in.)
Executed in 2012, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the Yayoi Kusama Studio.

Estimate
HK$2,800,000 - 3,800,000 
€309,000-419,000
$359,000-487,000

sold for HK$3,460,000

Contact Specialist
Jonathan Crockett
Deputy Chairman, Asia and Head of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Asia
+852 2318 2023

Sandy Ma
Specialist, Head of Evening Sale
+852 2318 2025

General Enquiries
+852 2318 2000

  • Provenance

    Ota Fine Arts, Singapore
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Singapore, Ota Fine Arts, Yayoi Kusama "METALLIC", 14 September - 28 October 2012

  • Catalogue Essay

    Yayoi Kusama’s creative inspirations stem from various sources, her confrontation with fear is for one, but also her childhood experience in a divided family and her living with hallucinations. Similar to her creation of the Infinity Nets series and the accumulated phallic soft sculptures, she intends to ultimately incorporate herself into the imagery of fear through constant repetition, in an attempt to overcome suffocative fears in real life with self-obliteration.

    In the early 60s, Kusama began working on her assemblage art Accumulation series, in which she sewed numerous soft sculptures, reproducing them all over sofas, cabinets, clothes and shoes. In 1963, Kusama published Aggregation: One Thousand Boats Show, critically acclaimed by the contemporary art world, including famed artist Andy Warhol. Yayoi Kusama’s works in the 1960s span in media from painting to sculpture, from installation to Love and Peace themed performance. The genesis behind all Kusama’s works evolves from her confrontation with personal fears, to the challenging of feudal thoughts and patriarchal authority.

    In 1973, Kusama moved back to Japan. During her stay in Japan, the floor of her studio was covered with soft sculptures in organic shapes. From this period onwards, Kusama’s sculpture no served longer as mere confrontation with personal fears or male gender, but rather as an investigation into the role females play in the society.

    Over the 60 years of her artistic career, Kusama’s works have never become obsolete; on the contrary, they are constantly rejuvenating themselves. Her later works have evolved from being rebellious, criticizing and aggressive to a purely harmonious, where she spontaneously employs intense colours and delicate forms to eulogise nature, life and love. As the artist once claimed, “I would like my art to bring happiness for the world.”

    In Abode of Heart, Kusama applies vivid colours to her celebrated polka dots drawings. The wantonly blooming shape is redolent of vivacious, exotic flowers - demonstrating Yayoi Kusama’s creativity and echoing the wonderland in her dreams.

  • Catalogue Essay

    成長期的家庭分裂及自身的精神疾病,草間彌生的創作動力源自於她對抗恐懼的手段,就像無限之網系列與堆積的陽具軟雕塑,她藉由不斷地製作這些生命中恐懼的形象,讓自己最後與其融合,試圖用這種「自我消融」的方式去超越那些現實生活中讓她喘不過氣的恐懼。 60年代初期,草間開始創作她的空間集合藝術「積聚」系列,她縫製大量陽具形體的軟雕塑,讓它們像繁殖一般佈滿沙發、櫃子、衣服與高跟鞋上。1963年,草間發表《聚集:一千艘船的展演》,引來如安迪•沃荷等藝術界人士的讚賞。草間彌生在1960年代的作品場域從平面繪畫擴張到雕塑、裝置、乃至於以「愛與和平」為主題的行動藝術。而在作品背後展開的思想,便是草間從對抗自身恐懼,發展至對於封建的思想及男性權威的挑戰。 草間於1973 回到日本定居,在日本的期間,其工作室地面佈滿了有機形體的軟雕塑。在這個時期開始,草間的軟雕塑的作品不再僅僅是對生活恐懼或是對抗男性的展現,她開始運用這些柔軟的素材,對社會中女性所扮演的角色作出詰問。 在草間超過60年的創作生涯中,直至今日,她的作品絲毫沒有自前衛潮流中退出,反而更發的日久彌新。她晚年的作品已經開始逐漸走出反叛的、具有批評、攻擊性的特色,轉向一種和諧單純的階段,變的更隨興,用強烈的色彩和細緻的形式去讚頌大自然、生命和愛。如她自己曾經在訪談中提到:「我希望自己的藝術可以為世人帶來幸福。」 《心之住處》這件作品,草間以極鮮艷的色彩,點綴其著名的圓點手繪,恣意張放的造型像是綻放生命力的奇花異卉。展現了草間彌生的創造力,相映著她腦中的奇幻夢境。

  • Artist Bio

    Yayoi Kusama

    Japanese • 1929

    Named "the world's most popular artist" in 2015, it's not hard to see why Yayoi Kusama continues to dazzle contemporary art audiences globally. From her signature polka dots—"fabulous," she calls them—to her mirror-and-light Infinity Rooms, Kusama's multi-dimensional practice of making art elevates the experience of immersion. To neatly pin an artistic movement onto Kusama would be for naught: She melds and transcends the aesthetics and theories of many late twentieth century movements, including Pop Art and Minimalism, without ever taking a singular path. 

    As an octogenarian who still lives—somewhat famously—in a psychiatric institution in Tokyo and steadfastly paints in her immaculate studio every day, Kusama honed her punchy cosmic style in New York City in the 1960s. During this period, she staged avant-garde happenings, which eventually thrust her onto the international stage with a series of groundbreaking exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in the 1980s and the 45th Venice Biennale in 1993. She continues to churn out paintings and installations at inspiring speed, exhibiting internationally in nearly every corner of the globe, and maintains a commanding presence on the primary market and at auction. 

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26

Property of an Important Asian Collector

Abode of Heart

2012
signed, titled and dated 'YAYOI KUSAMA 2012 "ABODE OF HEART"' on the reverse of the right leg
mixed media
100 x 130 x 70 cm. (39 3/8 x 51 1/8 x 27 1/2 in.)
Executed in 2012, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the Yayoi Kusama Studio.

Estimate
HK$2,800,000 - 3,800,000 
€309,000-419,000
$359,000-487,000

sold for HK$3,460,000

Contact Specialist
Jonathan Crockett
Deputy Chairman, Asia and Head of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Asia
+852 2318 2023

Sandy Ma
Specialist, Head of Evening Sale
+852 2318 2025

General Enquiries
+852 2318 2000

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Evening Sale

Hong Kong Auction 26 November 2017

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