Yayoi Kusama - New Now & Design Hong Kong Sunday, November 26, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    FMR Limited, Osaka
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Pumpkin (set of 5)

each printed with the artist's name, date, edition number and location of manufacture 'Yayoi Kusama 2002 H.C LIMOGES FRANCE' on the underside
each 9 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm. (3 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 in.)
Published by FMR Trading, Hirakata in 2002, this work is a hors commerce from an edition of 130 plus 10 hors commerces.

HK$180,000 - 280,000 

Sold for HK$279,400

Contact Specialist

Angela Tian
Associate Specialist, Head of New Now & Design Sale
20th Century & Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
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New Now & Design

Hong Kong Auction 26 November 2023