Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929)
Nets 20
signed, titled and dated 'Yayoi Kusama 1998 Nets 20' (on the reverse)
acrylic on canvas
21 x 18 in. (53.3 x 45.7 cm.)
Painted in 1998.
Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Lot Essay

“In these paintings, a single passive, undivided planar space is fixed on the canvas […] so each microscopic particle is given concrete structure as much as possible, and it reveals the congealing of a strange, gigantic mass. Through repetition of the act of making each touch over time, the layers of dry, white pigment give an infinite concreteness to the space in the middle of the actually visible field...In addition, these paintings entirely abandon having a single fixed focal point or center” (Y. Kusama, quoted in Yayoi Kusama, Tokyo, 2004).

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