Yayoi Kusama - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | Phillips
  • 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)

    This work has been authenticated by the Kusama Studio

  • 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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Amour pour Toujours

The complete set of 10 screenprints in colours with glitter, on BFK Rives 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.
portfolio 66.5 x 51.5 cm (26 1/8 x 20 1/4 in.)
eight S. 50 x 65 cm (19 5/8 x 25 5/8 in.)
two S. 65 x 50 cm (25 5/8 x 19 5/8 in.)

All signed, titled, dated, annotated 'A.P.', and dedicated 'Pour Eric Seydoux' in pencil, further signed and dated in gold ink on the portfolio, and annotated 'A.P.' in pencil on the colophon (an artist's proof set, the edition was 60 and 15 artist's proofs), printed by Atelier Eric Seydoux, Paris, published by FMR Trading Limited, Hirakata, Japan.

£60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for £200,000

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 24 January 2019