Yayoi Kusama - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gallery COSIMO, Tokyo, Japan
    Private Collection, Hawaii, acquired from the above 2000

  • Literature

    Yayoi Kusama 282-291

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: Chapeau (I); Chapeau (II); Citrouille (I); Citrouille (II); Panier de fruits (I); Panier de fruits (II); Papillon (I); Papillon (II); Tulipe (I); and Tulipe (II)

  • 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 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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Amour pour Toujours (K. 282-291)

The complete set of 10 screenprints in colors with glitter, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins, with accompanying poem by Alain Jouffroy, title page and colophon, the sheets loose (as issued) contained in the original handmade paper and embossed leather portfolio.
I. (two vertical) 15 x 17 7/8 in. (38.1 x 45.4 cm)
S. (two vertical) 19 5/8 x 25 1/2 in. (49.8 x 64.8 cm)

All signed, titled, dated, and numbered 34/60 in pencil, additionally signed and dated in gold ink on the portfolio (there were also 15 artist's proofs), printed by Atelier Eric Seydoux, Paris, published by FMR Trading Limited, Hirakata, Japan, all framed.

$150,000 - 250,000 

Sold for $466,200

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19-21 October 2021