Yayoi Kusama - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | Phillips
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    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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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Louis Vuitton Deluxe Box Set

The complete set of one screeprint and one Lambda print in colors, on Somerset and Fuji Crystal Archive paper, with full margins, contained in archival mats, with accompanying bound book edition of Lewis Carrol's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, all contained in the original red cloth-covered portfolio case with screenprinted white dots and artist's name.
Portfolio 30 1/2 x 21 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (77.5 x 54.6 x 7 cm)
book 9 x 7 1/2 x 1 in. (22.9 x 19.1 x 2.5 cm)
screenprint I. 14 1/2 x 11 5/8 in. (36.8 x 29.5 cm)
Lambda print S. 25 1/2 x 16 3/4 in. (64.8 x 42.5 cm)

All signed and numbered in pencil or black ink, published by Louis Vuitton.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $47,880

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19-21 October 2021