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"Her technique has always been simple and direct, but in its repetition, combined with her keen awareness of color interaction—whether subtle or charged—the act of perception is teased, amplified, and expanded. You don’t merely look upon her paintings, you immerse yourself within them." …

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Signed, titled and dated 1999 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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Infinity Nets (XAZ), 1999

Acrylic on canvas
29 3/4 × 35 3/4 in
75.6 × 90.8 cm
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SCA
Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

From the Catalogue

"Her technique has always been simple and direct, but in its repetition, …

Medium
Signature
Signed, titled and dated 1999 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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