Yayoi Kusama - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction Hong Kong Thursday, December 3, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Whitestone Gallery, Hong Kong
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Yayoi Kusama Prints 1979-2017, Tokyo, 2017, no. 320, p. 185 (another example illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    Yayoi Kusama


    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 nonagenarian who still lives in Tokyo and steadfastly paints in her 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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Dancing Pumpkin YBL

signed, titled, numbered and dated '103/120 "Dancing Pumpkin [in Japanese] YBL" 2004 Yayoi Kusama' along bottom edge
image 39.5 x 56.3 cm. (15 1/2 x 22 1/8 in.)
frame 64.6 x 79.5 cm. (25 3/8 x 31 1/4 in.)

Executed in 2004, this work is number 103 from an edition of 120.

HK$200,000 - 300,000 

Sold for HK$302,400

Contact Specialist

Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 4 December 2020