Yayoi Kusama - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction Hong Kong Sunday, November 28, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

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

  • Exhibited

    Tokyo, Meiji-Jingu Gaien, Ukiyo-e Exhibition: Yayoi Kusama's "Seven Colors of Mount Fuji: Life Without Limits When Burning into the Universe", 24 October - 3 November 2015 (another example exhibited)
    Karuizawa, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Yayoi Kusama - A Focus on Recent Prints, 26 April - 25 November 2018 (another example exhibited)
    China, Shanghai, Ota Fine Arts, Yayoi Kusama: Prints, 25 January - 30 March 2019 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Yayoi Kusama Prints 1979-2017, Tokyo, 2019, no. 396, p. 230 (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 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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Mt. Fuji in Seven Colours - My Life Shining Forever, This Human Love Shall Not Perish Even After Billions of Light Years

signed and numbered '74/120 Yayoi Kusama' lower edge
woodcut print on paper
30 x 89 cm. (11 3/4 x 35 in.)
Executed in 2015, this work is number 74 from an edition of 120.

HK$220,000 - 320,000 

Sold for HK$378,000

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

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2021