Yayoi Kusama - Modern & Contemporary Art: Online Auction, Hong Kong Hong Kong Tuesday, April 23, 2024 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Singapore
    Bonhams, Hong Kong, 26 May 2022, lot 34
    Curator Style, Hong Kong (acquired at the above sale by the present owner)

  • Literature

    Yayoi Kusama, Yayoi Kusama Prints: 1979-2017, Tokyo, 2017, p.161 (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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Flowers (4)

signed 'Yayoi Kusama' lower right; titled, numbered and dated 'P.P. "Flowers (4)" [in Japanese] 1999' lower left
screenprint with Lamé
image 54 x 45 cm. (21 1/4 x 17 3/4 in.)
frame 76.5 x 66 cm. (30 1/8 x 25 7/8 in.)

Published by Okabe Tokuzo, Tokyo in 1999, this work is a printer's proof from an edition of 60 plus 6 artist's proofs and 5 printer's proofs.

HK$140,000 - 240,000 

Sold for HK$190,500

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Modern & Contemporary Art: Online Auction, Hong Kong

23 April - 3 May 2024