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Yayoi Kusama
Pumpkin (Yellow & Black), Painted Cast Resin Sculpture, Yayoi Kusama

Circa 2013

$476

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YAYOI KUSAMA (1929 - ) Artist and writer known for exploring a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, collage, performance art and environmental installations. She is considered to be one of the most important living artists to come out of Japan with her renowned psychedelic and polka dot installations and art. From 1957 to 1973, Kusama lived and worked in New York City, where she produced paintings influenced by Abstract Expressionism, before moving towards sculpture and installation, exhibiting works alongside Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg, among others. In 1973, Kusama moved back to Japan, and then disappeared from the art scene when she voluntarily admitted herself to a mental hospital. She continues to produce both art and literary works and has been the subject of retrospectives at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Tate Modern, New York. Original Open Edition Painted Cast Resin Sculpture, circa 2013. Size: 4.13" x 3.35" x 3.35." Stamped on the underside with the artist's name. Published by Benesse Holdings, Inc., Naoshima, Japan. Mint Condition. Original box inclu Mint Condition. Original box included. Certificate of Authenticity included.

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  • Creator
    Yayoi Kusama (1929, Japanese)
  • Creation Year
    Circa 2013
  • Dimensions
    Height: 4.13 in. (10.5 cm)Width: 3.35 in. (8.51 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    “Mint Condition”.
  • Gallery Location
    Mount Clemens, MI
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU146528268022

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About the Artist

Yayoi Kusama

Widely inspirational and innovative artist Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) has a body of work that is exceptionally varied, ranging from graphic prints and paintings to polka-dot pumpkin sculptures, large-scale installations and fashion design.Even if you don’t know her name, you’ve likely experienced Kusama’s art — or have seen it on Instagram. Her soft sculptures and dazzling “Infinity Mirrors” are the stuff of selfie-takers’ dreams, but Kusama’s impressive decades-long career certainly holds far more cachet than it does fodder for today’s aspiring social-media influencers.Born in Matsumoto, Japan, in 1929, Kusama has worked with her signature polka dots since the age of 10, when she began to experience vivid hallucinations and claimed that patterns and dots were moving around her, swallowing up everything in view. She started to incorporate them into her paintings as a child. Kusama saw circular forms and nets on every surface and became especially fascinated with the pebbles that lined the bottom of the creek near her childhood home. Her family was sternly opposed to her art and her mother physically abused Kusama and discouraged her at a very early age. She has suffered psychological turmoil her whole life and is vocal about her mental illness. Today, Kusama is a voluntary resident at a psychiatric facility in Tokyo, and she calls her work “art medicine.”At the Kyoto School of Arts and Crafts, Kusama trained in Nihonga, a traditional style of Japanese painting that originated during the Meiji period. On advice she solicited from painter Georgia O'Keeffe, a pioneer of modernism in America whom she greatly admired, she subsequently moved to New York City in 1958. There, Kusama flourished, creating prescient sculptures and large-scale monochrome paintings that bridged current styles with minimalism, which hadn’t yet achieved any kind of prominence as an art movement. She pushed boundaries with her “Accumulations” series, which saw her transforming found furniture pieces into sexualized objects, as well as with an avant-garde staging of theatrical orgies on the street — both stemming from her anxieties about sex as well as an endeavor to make a feminist statement about patriarchal authority and sexism.Kusama was captivated by Surrealists as well as the Abstract Expressionists and greatly influenced the Pop artists who followed, befriending such icons as Donald Judd — who called her work “the best paintings being done” — and Andy Warhol, with whom she exhibited and later accused of stealing her ideas. Kusama moved with ease through artistic circles and made a point to draw attention to her “otherness” as a Japanese woman by wearing kimonos to her openings.In 2021, Kusama brought her floral and vegetal sculptures to the New York Botanical Garden and her works can be found in the collections of many of the world’s top museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo. She famously collaborated with Louis Vuitton in 2012, and she created a 34-foot-tall balloon for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan in 2019, becoming the first female artist to design a work for the event. In addition to her visual artwork, Kusama is a writer, publishing poetry, novels and an autobiography.Find a collection of Yayoi Kusama art on 1stDibs.
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