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  • Provenance

    Private Collection
    The Market Auction, Inc., Toyko, Contemporary and Modern Art, October 25, 2007, lot 21
    Private Collection
    Augur Auction, Tokyo, Sale #15, March 24, 2012, lot 62
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    "I, Kusama, am the modern Alice in Wonderland."
    Yayoi Kusama, 2012

  • 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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Infinity Nets (TWWP)

2006
acrylic on canvas
18 x 21 in. (45.7 x 53.3 cm)
Signed, titled and dated "Yayoi Kusama 2006 INFINITY NETS TWWP" on the reverse.
This work is accompanied by Yayoi Kusama's Art Work Registration Card.

Estimate
$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for $100,000

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