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    Yayoi Kusama Prints 1979-2011, Abe Publishing, Tokyo, 2011, no. 352 (illustrated)
    Yayoi Kusama Prints 1979-2013, Abe Publishing, Tokyo, 2013, no. 352 (illustrated)

  • 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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Pumpkin

signed, titled, numbered and dated "14/380 PUMPKIN 2005 Yayoi Kusama" lower edge
screenprint, accompanied by an original, fabric-covered, cardboard portfolio case
image 5 1/2 x 7 7/8 in. (14 x 20 cm.)
sheet 8 1/4 x 10 5/8 in. (21 x 27 cm.)
portfolio 9 x 11 1/8 in. (22.9 x 28.3 cm.)

Executed in 2005, this work is number 14 from an edition of 380.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

sold for $17,500

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Online Auction 4-13 February 2019