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  • 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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THIS LOT IS SOLD WITH NO RESERVE

Ο183

Lot offered with No Reserve

Mirror Box (Type A); and Mirror Box (Type B)

2001
Two screenprinted boxes with mirror, plexi glass, metal balls and lenses,
both 5 1/2 x 6 3/4 in (14 x 17.1 cm)
both signed in silver ink, numbered 58/280 and 97/280 in orange pencil and black ink respectively, published by Okabe Print Editions Ltd., Kanagawa, Japan, occasional minor soiling and wear, one lacking the outer lens, otherwise both in very good condition.

Estimate
$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $2,250

Contact Specialist
Kelly Troester
Modern Editions
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Contemporary Editions
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Evening & Day Editions

New York 29 April 2013 10am & 6pm