Yayoi Kusama - Let Loose: Online Auction Hong Kong Thursday, June 29, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Tezukayama Gallery, Osaka
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Yayoi Kusama, Yayoi Kusama Prints 1979-2017, Tokyo, 2017, no. 256, p. 152 (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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signed, titled, numbered and dated '46/60 "Town" [in Japanese] 1999 Yayoi Kusama' along the lower edge
screenprint on paper
image 47.5 x 59.5 cm. (18 3/4 x 23 3/8 in.)
frame 69.6 x 80.5 cm. (27 3/8 x 31 3/4 in.)

Executed in 1999, this work is number 46 from an edition of 60.

HK$120,000 - 220,000 

Sold for HK$177,800

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Let Loose: Online Auction

29 June - 6 July 2023