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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Japan
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Osaka, The National Museum of Art; Saitama, The Museum of Modern Art; Matsumoto City Museum of Art; Niigata City Art Museum, Yayoi Kusama: Eternity of Eternal Eternity, 7 January - 24 December 2012, pl. 57, p. 82 (original artwork exhibited and illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    Yayoi Kusama

    Japanese • 1929

    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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Endless Life of People

2010
printed with the artist's copyright, name, title and date 'Yayoi Kusama "Endless Life of People" [in Japanese] 2010 "ENDLESS LIFE OF PEOPLE" ©YAYOI KUSAMA' on the reverse
offset lithograph in colours on smooth paper
41.9 x 41.9 cm. (16 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.)
Published by the Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Japan in 2010.

Estimate
HK$4,000 - 6,000 
€440-660
$510-770

Sold for HK$17,500

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