b. 1929
  • Japan
Turnover 2023
$USD 161.838.489
Record Sale
$USD 10.496.000

Yayoi Kusama’s artistic journey commenced in Japan, but her unwavering desire to push the boundaries of art led her to New York City in the late 1950s. It was there that she emerged as a prominent figure in the realms of pop art and avant-garde expression. Renowned for her distinctive utilization of polka dots, vibrant color palettes, and repetitive patterns, Kusama’s art consistently conveys a compelling sense of both fascination and obsession. Over the years, Kusama’s influence has transcended traditional artistic confines, leaving an indelible mark on the realms of fashion, design, and popular culture. Her inimitable style and visionary approach have earned her global acclaim, solidifying her status as one of the world’s most celebrated and influential contemporary artists.

Despite encountering challenges, Yayoi Kusama’s unwavering dedication to her craft and her fearless exploration of the human experience have cemented her place in the annals of the art world. She continues to inspire audiences to question the boundaries of reality, embrace boundless creativity, and celebrate the extraordinary power of imagination.


Record Sale

Yayoi KUSAMA (1929)
Untitled (Nets) (1959)

130.8 x 116.5 cm

New York NY, United States
20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale
18 may 2022



Lot # 11
Hammer price: $ 8,800,000
Price including buyer’s premium: $ 10,496,000
Estimate: $ 5,000,000 – $ 7,000,000

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