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This work is accompanied by a registration card issued by the Yayoi Kusama studio.

From the Catalogue:
"Our Earth is only one polka dot among a million stars in the cosmos. Polka dots are a way to infinity."
Yayoi Kusama
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Signed, titled in Japanese and dated "yayoi Kusama 1992 Crowd of Stars" on the reverse

Avant-garde Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama was an influential figure in the postwar New York art scene, staging provocative happenings and exhibiting works such as her “Infinity Nets,” hallucinatory paintings of loops and dots (and physical representations of the idea of infinity). Narcissus Garden, an installation of hundreds of mirrored balls, earned Kusama notoriety at the 1966 Venice Biennale, where she attempted to sell the individual spheres to passersby. Kusama counted Donald Judd and Eva Hesse among her close friends, and is often considered an influence on Andy Warhol and a precursor to Pop art. Since her return to Japan in the 1970s, Kusama's work has continued to appeal to the imagination and the senses, including dizzying walk-in installations, public sculptures, and the "Dots Obsessions" paintings.

High auction record
HK$62.4m, Sotheby's, 2019
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, M+
Selected exhibitions
2017
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity MirrorsSeattle Art Museum
2016
Yayoi Kusama: In InfinityModerna Museet
2015
YAYOI KUSAMALouisiana Museum of Modern Art
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Crowd of Stars, 1992

Acrylic on canvas
25 4/5 × 20 9/10 in
65.5 × 53 cm
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P
Phillips

This work is accompanied by a registration card issued by the Yayoi Kusama studio.

From the …

Medium
Signature
Signed, titled in Japanese and dated "yayoi Kusama 1992 Crowd of Stars" on the reverse

Avant-garde Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama was an influential figure in the postwar New York art scene, staging provocative happenings and exhibiting works such as her “Infinity Nets,” hallucinatory paintings of loops and dots (and physical representations of the idea of infinity). Narcissus Garden, an installation of hundreds of mirrored balls, earned Kusama notoriety at the 1966 Venice Biennale, where she attempted to sell the individual spheres to passersby. Kusama counted Donald Judd and Eva Hesse among her close friends, and is often considered an influence on Andy Warhol and a precursor to Pop art. Since her return to Japan in the 1970s, Kusama's work has continued to appeal to the imagination and the senses, including dizzying walk-in installations, public sculptures, and the "Dots Obsessions" paintings.

High auction record
HK$62.4m, Sotheby's, 2019
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, M+
Selected exhibitions (3)

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