Yayoi Kusama

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KUSAMA Yayoi Pumpkin Chess Set

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Yayoi Kusama - Infinity-nets Ooaxt

Yayoi Kusama - Infinity-nets Ooaxt

Original 2008
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Lot number: 229
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Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) Infinity-Nets OOAXT signed twice, titled and dated 'OOAXT INFINITY-NETS YAYOI KUSAMA yayoi kusama 2008' (on the reverse) AMA yayoi kusama 2008' (on the reverse) 130.3 x 130.3 cm. (51 1/4 x 51 1/4 in.) 21st Century Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney Acquired from the above by the present owner
Yayoi Kusama - Dots Obsession

Yayoi Kusama - Dots Obsession

Original 1998
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Lot number: 120
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Yayoi Kusama B. 1929 DOTS OBSESSION signed, titled and dated 1998 on the reverse acrylic on canvas 91 by 117cm.; 35 7/8 by 46 1/8 in. Read Condition Report Read Condition Report Register or Log-in to view condition report Saleroom Notice Provenance Robert Miller Gallery, New York Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 2001 With an intensely captivating palette of deep reds beneath the intricate arrangements of the artist’’s signature circular shapes, Yayoi Kusama’’s Dots Obsession is an instantly striking painting from her widely admired oeuvre. The painting at once captures the obsessively repetitive nature of her most distinctive motif, the dot, as well as the extreme variety with which the artist has explored this theme over the course of six decades. Conceived amidst the abstract expressionist-dominated New York art scene of the 1950s, Kusama’’s dot paintings have fascinated audiences throughout the second half of the twentieth century, and continue to do so today. Unlike many artists from her generation, Kusama’’s relentless drive and prolific yet singular obsession with the dot have left her work virtually unaffected by the changing fashions of the art world. Within this seemingly restrictive paradigm, she continues to push the boundaries of the dot paintings with a poetic language that has expanded into sculpture, installation and fashion. After her early white paintings, Kusama embarked on the conquest of a formal territory that broadened the scope of her work far beyond the chromatically restrained aesthetic with which she was initially identified. Rather than a formally reductive undertaking, Kusama’’s paintings tackled the vast expanse of the universe; not as a mythical claim to the connectedness of it all, but because she experienced the world as such. Having been diagnosed with an obsessive-compulsive disorder, the artist perceived the world through a vivid series of potent hallucinations, which she has brilliantly captured in her iconic Dot Obsessions. “My room, my body, the entire universe was filled with [patterns], my self was eliminated, and I had returned and been reduced to the infinity of eternal time and the absolute of space. This was not an allusion but reality” (Yayoi Kusama quoted in: Yayoi Kusama, New York 2000, p. 36). As a powerful reminder of not only Kusama’’s signature artistic achievement, but indeed of her unique experience of the world, Dots Obsession is an outstanding painting from the artist’’s celebrated oeuvre. Executed in a vibrant and visually striking spectrum of reds, it brilliantly captures her original artistic theorem in an exuberant spectacle of colour, infused with the same energy that has continuously characterised her long and prolific career.
Yayoi Kusama - Untitled

Yayoi Kusama - Untitled

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Lot number: 254
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Lot Description Yayoi Kusama (B. 1929) Untitled (Child Mannequin) acrylic on polyester mannequin and wooden stool figure: 41 3/8 x 20 1/8 x 15in. (105 x 51.1 x 38cm.) stool: 17¾ x 13¾ x 13¾in. (45 x 35 x 35cm.) Executed in 1966 Provenance Galerie M.E. Thelen, Essen. Private Collection. Anon. sale, Sotheby's New York, 16 May 2001, lot 153. Acquired at the above sale by the present owner. Pre-Lot Text PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION Literature M. Matsui, ‘Beyond Oedipus: Desiring Production of Yayoi Kusama’’’’, in Parkett, no. 59, 2000 (illustrated in colour, pp. 104-105). L. Hoptman, A. Tatehata and U. Kultermann (eds.), Yayoi Kusama, London 2003 (installation view illustrated in colour, pp. 87 and 93). Exhibited Milan, Galeria d'Arte del Naviglio, Driving Image Show, 1966. This exhibition later travelled to Essen, Galerie M.E. Thelen. Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Love Forever: Yayoi Kusama, no. 69, 1998 (frontispiece; illustrated in colour, unpaged). This exhibition later travelled to New York, Museum of Modern Art; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center and Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art. London, Serpentine Gallery, Yayoi Kusama, 2000. View Lot Notes >
Yayoi Kusama - Pumpkin Chess Set

Yayoi Kusama - Pumpkin Chess Set

Original 2003
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Lot number: 251
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Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin Chess Set , 2003 hand painted porcelain, leather and wood display overall: 73.7 x 109.2 x 109.2 cm (29 x 42 7/8 x 42 7/8 in.) Each chess piece signed 'Yayoi Kusama' on the underside. Further stamped by the German Porcelain factory Villeroy & Boch. This work is artist’’s proof number 3 from an edition of 7 plus 4 artist's proofs and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Provenance Victoria Miro, London Private Collection, London Exhibited Australia, Bendigo Art Gallery, The Art of Ch ess, 20 October 2010 - 30 January, 2011, then travelled to Australia, UQ Art Museum (26 February - 24 April 2011), then travelled to London, Saatchi Gallery, (8 September - 3 October 2012) Literature C. Milliard, Checkmate: Saatchi Gallery Unveils Extraordinary Collection of Artistdesigned Chessboards , ARTINFO, London, 7 September, 2012 A. Abrams, Check Mates; The Art of Chess at the Saatchi Gallery , The New York Times Magazine, 17 September 2012
Yayoi Kusama - Pears, Flower And Mushrooms (three Works)

Yayoi Kusama - Pears, Flower And Mushrooms (three Works)

Original 1978
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Lot number: 701
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Yayoi Kusama B. 1929 PEARS, FLOWER AND MUSHROOMS (THREE WORKS) each: signed in English and dated 1978 or 1979; signed in English, titled in Japanese and dated 1978 or 1979 on the reverse, framed watercolour on paper i & ii) 24 by 27 cm.; 9½ by 10⅝ in. iii) 27 by 24 cm.; 10⅝ by 9½ in. Read Condition Report Read Condition Report Register or Log-in to view condition report Saleroom Notice Provenance Whitestone Gallery, Tokyo Private Asian Collection
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