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

Pumpkin

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YAYOI KUSAMA (B. 1929)
Pumpkin
titled in Japanese, signed, dated and inscribed 'Yayoi Kusama 1981 F10' (on the reverse); titled in Kanji, signed and dated again 'Yayoi Kusama 1981' (on the stretcher)
acrylic on canvas
53 x 45.5 cm. (20 7⁄8 x 17 7⁄8 in.)
Painted in 1981
Provenance
Private collection, Tokyo
Private collection, Asia (Acquired from the above)
Sotheby's New York, 11 May 2011, lot 208
Private collection (Acquired at the above sale by the previous owner)
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 6 October 2013, lot 906
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Further details
This work is accompanied by the registration card issued by the artist’s studio.

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Lot Essay

“When the sun came up over Mount Higashiyama, I would confront the spirit of the pumpkin, forgetting everything else and concentrating my mind entirely on the form before me… Morning, noon, and night, I scrupulously painted each tiny bump on the rinds of my subjects.” - Yayoi Kusama

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