Yayoi Kusama - National Gallery Singapore - Gallery Benefit | Past. Future. Present. Singapore Monday, January 10, 2022 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Courtesy of Kim Camacho

  • Catalogue Essay

    This wrapping cloth designed by Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929, Japan) is based on her signature sculpture of the same name. The work was released at the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial as an unnumbered limited edition. This work is inclusive of frame and comes from the private collection of Lito and Kim Camacho.

    Kusama needs little introduction. Large-scale retrospective exhibitions of her works, including net paintings, soft sculptures, and installations using mirrors and lights, broke visitor records at the museums worldwide, including Tate Modern and Pompidou Centre in recent years. Her tours in Latin America and Asia saw more than two million visitors, which led to Kusama being named the “world’s most popular artist in 2014” by the Art Newspaper.  Kusama received Japan’s Order of Culture in 2016 for her artistic contributions.

  • 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.

    View More Works


"Tsumari in Bloom" Wrapping Cloth

print on polyester
104 x 104 cm. (40 7/8 x 40 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2018, this work is from an unnumbered limited edition.

$1,400 - 2,200 


Contact Specialist

Christine Fernando
Associate Regional Representative, Singapore

National Gallery Singapore - Gallery Benefit | Past. Future. Present.

Online Auction 10 - 20 January 2022