YAYOI KUSAMA (B. 1929)
YAYOI KUSAMA (B. 1929)
YAYOI KUSAMA (B. 1929)
YAYOI KUSAMA (B. 1929)
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YAYOI KUSAMA (B. 1929)

Walking on the Sea of Death

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YAYOI KUSAMA (B. 1929)
Walking on the Sea of Death
titled in Japanese; signed, titled and dated; 'Walking on the Sea of Death YAYOI KUSAMA 1981' (underside)
sewn stuffed fabric, plastic fruits, fiberglass rowboat, silver paint sculpture
overall: 98 (H) x 236.5 x 231.5 cm. (35 5/8 x 93 1/8 x 91 1/8 in.)
boat: 58.4 (H) x 236.5 x 158.1 cm. (23 x 93 1/8 x 62 1/4 in.)
Executed in 1981
Provenance
The Artist
Fergus McCaffrey, New York
Acquired at the above by present owner in 2015
Literature
Yayoi Kusama: Beyond the Labyrinth, exh. cat., Kagawa, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art and Hokkaido, Kushiro Art Museum, 2003 (illustrated, p. 83).
Yayoi Kusama: Eternity-Modernity, exh. cat., The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 2004 (illustrated, no. 102, p. 160).
Exhibited
Paris, Galerie Christian Cheneau, Yayoi Kusama, October – November 1986.
Calais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Calais and Dole, Musée Municipal de Dole, Yayoi Kusama, December 1986 – May 1987.
Nagano, Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Yayoi Kusama: Places for My Soul, April – June 2002.
Kagawa, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art and Hokkaido, Kushiro Art Museum, Yayoi Kusama: Beyond the Labyrinth, June – November 2003.
Tokyo, The National Museum of Modern Art and Kyoto, The National Museum of Modern Art, Yayoi Kusama: Eternity-Modernity, October 2004 – February 2005.
Hiroshima, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Yayoi Kusama: Eight Places for Burning Soul, February – April 2005.
Kumamoto, Contemporary Art Museum, Yayoi Kusama: The Place for My Soul, July – October 2005.
Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art and Wellington, City Gallery of Wellington, Yayoi Kusama: Mirrored Years, September 2009 – February 2010.
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Yayoi Kusama, July – September 2012.
Buenos Aires, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Yayoi Kusama: Obsessao Infinita, June 2013 – January 2015. This exhibition later travelled to Rio de Janeiro, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil; Brasilia, Centro Cultural Banco de Brasil; Sao Paulo, Instituto Tomie Ohtake; Mexico City, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo Internacional.
Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Yayoi Kusama, October 2016 – January 2017. This exhibition later travelled to Høvikodden, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter; Stockholm, Moderna Museet; Helsinki, Helsinki Art Museum.
Seattle, Seattle Art Museum, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, June 2017 – January 2018. This exhibition later travelled to Los Angeles, Broad Art Museum.
Further details
This work is accompanied by a registration card issued by the artist's studio.

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