• Post-War & Contemporary Art Da auction at Christies

    Sale 7756

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction

    17 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 152

    Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929)

    Shinano Road

    Price Realised  


    Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929)
    Shinano Road
    signed, titled and dated in Japanese 'Shinano-road Kusama Yayoi 1983' (on the stretcher)
    acrylic on canvas
    21 x 25 5/8in. (53.4 x 65.2cm)
    Painted in 1983

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    Private Collection, Tokyo.

    Pre-Lot Text

    A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colourful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots can't stay alone; like the communicative life of people, two or three polka-dots become movement... Polka-dots are a way to infinity.
    Yayoi Kusama