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Yayoi Kusama

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KUSAMA Yayoi  Depicting A Large Spotted Yellow Pumpkin, Against A Tessellated Black And Yellow Ground

Chait /Jan 31, 2016
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Yayoi Kusama - Statue Of Venus Obliterated By Infinity Nets

Yayoi Kusama - Statue Of Venus Obliterated By Infinity Nets

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Lot number: 162
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Lot Description Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) Statue of Venus Obliterated by Infinity Nets statue: signed, titled, dated and numbered '1998 YAYOI KUSAMA STATUE OF VENUS OBLITERATED BY INFINITY NETS 6/10' (on the lower edge) painting: signed, titled and dated 'Yayoi Kusama Nets No 6 1998 (Venus)' (on the reverse) acrylic on fibreglass and canvas statue: 84½ x 27 x 31in. (214.6 x 68.5 x 78.7cm.) painting: 89½ x 57½in. (227.3 x 146cm.) Executed in 1998, this work is number six from an edition of ten Special Notice These lots have been imported from outside the EU for sale using a Temporary Import regime. Import VAT is payable (at 5%) on the Hammer price. VAT is also payable (at 20%) on the buyer’’’’s Premium on a VAT inclusive basis. This VAT is not shown separately on the invoice. When a buyer of such a lot has registered an EU address but wishes to export the lot or complete the import into another EU country, he must advise Christie's immediately after the auction. Provenance Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist). Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2012. Literature L. Hoptman, Yayoi Kusama, New York 2000 (installation view at Robert Millar Gallery, New York illustrated in colour, p. 79). Exhibited New York, Robert Miller Gallery, Yayoi Kusama: NOW, 1998. View Lot Notes >
Yayoi Kusama - Untitled

Yayoi Kusama - Untitled

Original 1952
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Lot number: 44
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Yayoi Kusama (Japanese, born 1929) Untitled 1952 signed and dated 1952 on the reverse watercolour, ink and crayon on paper 37.5 by 33 cm. 14 3/4 by 13 in. Footnotes This work is registered with the Kusama Enterprise , Tokyo. Provenance Private Collection, Japan Sale: Christie's, New York, First Open Post-War & Contemporary Art , 21 September 2011, Lot 11 Crane Kalman Gallery, London Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 2012 Exhibited Nagano, Komagane Kogen Art Museum, Yayoi Kusama , 1998 A curvaceous crimson mass, jagged along one edge and speckled with delicate blue dots: a flower bursting open into bloom, or perhaps a richly ripe fruit splitting open. Above it a network of black lines, splitting and intersecting like roots or branches, maybe veins or synapses, each conjunction decorated with chalky white circles. Quite what we see in Yayoi Kusama's ethereal Untitled of 1952 remains unclear, undefined. In its representation of imagined biomorphic shapes and symbolic structures, this fascinating early work by Japan's most celebrated living artist perfectly demonstrates the delight that can be found in the unexpected, or the even barely understood. Dating from Kusama's early years in Japan, Untitled of 1952 includes a number of the visual tropes for which her work is now renowned. The polka-dots which can be seen here in blue and white are, of course, her visual leitmotif, one which she still employs today in her paintings, sculptures and installations. The black network of lines that we encounter in this work can be clearly related to the Infinity Nets , those complex paintings of intersecting lines which still make up a large part of Kusama's extensive oeuvre. In its use of materials, the present work reveals the influence of the artist's skills in Nihonga , a traditional Japanese technique of painting on paper in which Kusama trained for a number of years, beginning her studies in Kyoto in 1948. Its subject matter is, however, far from traditional, more reminiscent of European surrealism. There are clear analogies with the paintings of Joan Miró, and there is certainly a suspicion that André Breton's theory of automatism, in which the free and unguided use of the artist's hand reveals the deepest thoughts and feelings from the subconscious, is at play here. Interesting comparisons could also be made with the drawings of Kusama's near contemporary Louise Bourgeois; but while Bourgeois' imagery is often dark, verging on the nightmarish, Kusama remains more hopeful, more optimistic, her work brimming with colour and life, imbued with awe and amazement. Yayoi Kusama's art inhabits a strange netherworld, a liminal space which exists between reality and illusion. Created partly as a refuge from her difficult family situation, drawings such as Untitled of 1952 were also influenced by the psychological symptoms which affected Kusama from a young age. This work hovers on the blurred boundaries between the actual and the imagined, often taking inspiration from the artist's own experience with hallucination and mania. Although they may emerge from her own personal battles and internal conflicts, the results of Kusama's explorations into the unknown, the uncanny and the undefinable, are always poignant and achingly beautiful. Surreal and dreamlike, this delicate watercolour invites us into the tumultuous and unpredictable mind of the artist, revealing a place filled with colour and form. With Untitled of 1952, Kusama opens the door into her very soul, asking us to walk through and embark on a journey which may be fraught with danger, but also filled with wonder.
Yayoi Kusama - Infinity Nets Oqwws

Yayoi Kusama - Infinity Nets Oqwws

Original 2006
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Lot number: 12
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Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) Infinity Nets OQWWS signed, titled, and dated 'Yayoi Kusama 2006 INFINITY NETS OQWWS' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 35 7/8 x 27 5/8in. (91.3 x 70cm.) Painted in 2006 Special Notice On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in lots consigned for sale which may include guaranteeing a minimum price or making an advance to the consignor that is secured solely by consigned property. This is such a lot. This indicates both in cases where Christie's holds the financial interest on its own, and in cases where Christie's has financed all or a part of such interest through a third party. Such third parties generally benefit financially if a guaranteed lot is sold successfully and may incur a loss if the sale is not successful. On occasion, Christie’’’’s has a direct financial interest in lots consigned for sale, which may include guaranteeing a minimum price or making an advance to the consignor that is secured solely by consigned property. Christie’’’’s may choose to assume this financial risk on its own or may contract with a third party for such third party to assume all or part of this financial risk. When a third party agrees to finance all or part of Christie’’’’s interest in a lot, it takes on all or part of the risk of the lot not being sold, and will be remunerated in exchange for accepting this risk out of Christie’’’’s revenues from the sale, whether or not the third party is a successful bidder. The third party may bid for the lot and may or may not have knowledge of the reserves. Where it does so, and is the successful bidder, the remuneration may be netted against the final purchase price. If the lot is not sold, the third party may incur a loss. Christie’’’’s guarantee of a minimum price for this lot has been fully financed through third parties Provenance Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco. Acquired from the above by the present owner. Pre-Lot Text CONSTRUCTING MINIMALISM: WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARC AND FRÉDÉRIQUE CORBIAU
Yayoi Kusama -  Depicting A Large Spotted Yellow Pumpkin, Against A Tessellated Black And Yellow Ground

Yayoi Kusama - Depicting A Large Spotted Yellow Pumpkin, Against A Tessellated Black And Yellow Ground

Original 1982
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Lot number: 289
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SCREENPRINT BY YAYOI KUSAMA: Yellow Pumpkin Color screenprint on paper by Yayoi Kusama (Japanese, b. 1929); depicting a large spotted yellow pumpkin, against a tessellated black and yellow ground; with collaged red polka dotted jagged edged borders above and below; signed, dated 1982 , and editioned 60/70 ; 20 1/2" x 18" (image only)
Yayoi Kusama - Dots Obsession

Yayoi Kusama - Dots Obsession

Original 2011
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Lot number: 186
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Lot 186: Yayoi Kusama, Dots Obsession 2011 Yayoi Kusama (1929) Description: Yayoi Kusama, Dots Obsession 2011 mirror with printed dots and the artist's printed signature, 2011, signed and numbered 230/300 in ink on the reverse, apparently in very good condition, framed, not examined out of the frame, comes with 'Yayoi Kusama Prints 1979-2011' catalogue raisonne (Abe Publishing, Tokyo) Dimensions: H.32.5xW.25cm(mirror) Date: c.2011
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