Yayoi Kusama - 24/7: Online Auction Hong Kong Thursday, October 8, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

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

  • Literature

    Yayoi Kusama Prints 1979-2017, Tokyo, 2019, no. 283, p. 168 (another example illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    HC – Hors Commerce (translated to ‘out of trade’, in English)

    Translated from French as ‘not to sell’ or ‘out of trade’, a Hors Commerce (HC) print proof is an impression that is typically not for sale. Usually reserved for the publisher, HC prints are often gifted by the artist. The rarest of all the types of editions, HC prints are considered the most valuable.

  • 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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Citrouille (II)

signed, titled, numbered and dated 'H.C. "Citrouille (II)" 2000 Yayoi Kusama' along the bottom edge
screenprint in colours with lamé on smooth paper
image 37.8 x 45 cm. (14 7/8 x 17 3/4 in.)
frame 65.2 x 70.7 cm. (25 5/8 x 27 7/8 in.)

Executed in 2000, this work is a hors commerce from an edition of 60 plus 10 hors commerces and 15 artist's proofs.

HK$200,000 - 300,000 

Sold for HK$400,000

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