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

    Dynasty Gallery, Taipei
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Karuizawa, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Painters Across the Sea, 16 April - 28 November 2010 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    William Art Salon, ed., Yayoi Kusama, Taipei, 2013, p. 7 (another example illustrated)
    Dynasty Gallery, ed., Yayoi Kusama's Work Collections, Taipei, 2015, pp. 24-25 (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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incised with the artist's signature, number, date and stamped with the foundry mark '87/100 YAYOI KUSAMA 1998' on the underside
28.5 x 26.2 x 26 cm. (11 1/4 x 10 1/2 x 10 in.)
Executed in 1998, this work is number 87 from an edition of 100, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by FMR Limited.

HK$550,000 - 750,000 

Sold for HK$1,071,000

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

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2021