Yayoi Kusama - 20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session New York Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private Collection
    Mallet Japan Inc., Tokyo, September 28, 2012, lot 214
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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Village with Mountain Views

signed, stamped with the artist's seal and dated "1979 Yayoi Kusama" lower left; further signed, titled in Japanese and dated "[Village with Mountain Views] 1979 Yayoi Kusama" on the reverse
felt-tip pen with water-based ink on paperboard
10 1/4 x 7 7/8 in. (26 x 20.2 cm)
Executed in 1999, this work is accompanied by a registration card issued by YAYOI KUSAMA Inc.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $23,940

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20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session

New York 8 December 2020