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    Sale 1998

    Post -War And Contemporary Art Morning Session

    14 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 154

    Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929)

    The Night (No. 1)

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    Estimate

    Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929)
    The Night (No. 1)
    signed, titled and dated 'The Night (NO1) 1953 YAYOI KUSAMA' (on the reverse)
    watercolor and gouache on paper
    16 x 13 3/8 in. (40.8 x 34 cm.)
    Painted in 1953.


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    Provenance

    Estate of Fred Wesley, New York, acquired from the artist
    His sale; Sotheby's, New York, 6 October 2005, lot 83
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED NEW YORK COLLECTOR