Yayoi Kusama - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in association with Yongle Hong Kong Tuesday, November 29, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    L’Orangerie International Art Consultant Co., Ltd., Taipei
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Abe Publishing Ltd., ed., Yayoi Kusama: Prints 1979-2017, Tokyo, 2017, no.144, p. 94 (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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Pumpkin (2)

signed, titled, numbered and dated 'A.P "Pumpkin (2)" [in Japanese] 1990 Yayoi Kusama' along the lower edge
silkscreen print on Izumi paper
63 x 53 cm. (24 3/4 x 20 7/8 in.)
Printed by Tokuzo Okabe, Japan in 1990, this work is an artist proof from an edition of 150 plus 15 artist's proofs and 3 printer's proofs, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by L’Orangerie International Art Consultant Co., Ltd.

HK$400,000 - 600,000 

Sold for HK$604,800

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Danielle So
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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in association with Yongle

Hong Kong Auction 30 November 2022