SIGNED Limited Edition Silkscreen Print. Authentic signed limited edition color screenprint (3 screens, 2 colors, 3 runs) with original artist designed screen-print on cotton cloth frame (mat / portfolio; 9" x 11-1/8") (23 x 28 cm), as published. Dimensions: 8-1/4" x 10-5/8" (21 x 27 cm) sheet, 5-1/2" x 7-7/8" (14 x 20 cm) image.
SIGNED by artist (lr), titled' PUMPKIN 2005' (lc) and numbered' 374/380' (ll) in pencil on recto in margin under image. Published by ABE Publishing Ltd.Excellent condition with no visible defects. Named " the world's most popular artist " in 2015, it's not hard to see why Yayoi Kusama continues to dazzle contemporary art audiences globally. From her signature polka dots"f abulous , " she calls themto her mirror-and-light Infinity Rooms , Kusama's multi-dimensional practice of making art elevates the experience of immersion. To neatly pin an artistic movement onto Kusama would be for naught: She melds and transcends the aesthetics and theories of many late twentieth century movements, including Pop Art and Minimalism, without ever taking a singular path.
As an octogenarian who still livessomewhat famouslyin a psychiatric institution in Tokyo and steadfastly paints in her immaculate studio every day, Kusama honed her punchy cosmic style in New York City in the 1960s. During this period, she staged avant-garde happenings, which eventually thrust her onto the international stage with a series of groundbreaking exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in the 1980s and the 45th Venice Biennale in 1993. Kusama belongs to the same constellation of artists as Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse, Rebecca Horn and Annette Messager. She has risen to fame on two separate occasions. This occurred initially during the 1960s in New York and Europe.Born in 1929 to a prosperous family in central Japan, Yayoi Kusama was doing pencil drawings that featured her distinctive motif of dots and net-like patterns by the time she was 10. During World War II, she and her classmates worked in a local parachute factory to support the war effort and after the war she entered the Kyoto Municipal School of Arts, graduating in 1949, although she was judged not passing , in drawing. Despite strong efforts from her family to discourage her becoming an artist, Kusama began to exhibit in group exhibitions.
Ongoing family disapproval, however, resulted in what Kusama calls her era of mental breakdown. This acknowledgment of her condition and the ongoing struggle against it, became the enabling force behind Kusama's art. Kusama moved to New York in 1957 and in 1959 had her first solo exhibition of five net paintings, vast canvases covered with tiny repeating patterns, at Brata Gallery, a well-regarded Tenth Street cooperative space. The show was an immediate success and Kusama's work received acclaim from artist Donald Judd and writer and critic Dore Ashton. During the 60s she became a member of the New York avant-garde and by 1968, her celebrity rivaled Andy Warhol's.
However, despite successful group shows, solo exhibitions, and wild public performances, the death of her friend, artist Joseph Cornell, in 1972 provoked a psychic crisis and an ensuing return of her mental illness deepened her state of isolation and dragged the artist into a state of depression. Kusama maintains a studio outside the hospital grounds and makes art with the help of assistants. She has worked for more than forty years in a variety of media, exploring themes of accumulation, repetition and obsession.In addition to her visual art, installations and performances, Kusama has written several fictional novels and composed 13 pieces of music. Yayoi Kusama's art is always autobiographical, speaking of a deep psychological and sexual context. One of the most important motifs in her work is dots and their absence, painted nets, whose empty spaces reveal the trace of a dot and call forth the negative of space and of experience. The dot motif also appears both in the space of her images on canvas and in her three-dimensional installations.
Another recurrent motif is phalluses representing the artist's obsessions and sexual context. , Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland (October -). , Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (April -).
, Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany (September -). , Tate Modern, London, UK (5/11/2020 - 5/9/2021). , New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY (5/9 - 11/1). Yayoi Kusama: Open the Shape Called Love., Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC (1/31 - 4/12). Yayoi Kusama: Where the Lights in My Heart Go (Infinity Mirror Room).
, Aspen Museum of Art, Aspen, CO (12/20/2019 - 5/10/2020). Yayoi Kusama: Fireflies on the Water.
, Toledo Museum of Art (TMA), Toledo, OH (12/14/2019 - 6/28/2020). Yayoi Kusama: The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away (Infinity Mirror Room).
And' Yayoi Kusama: Longing for Eternity (Infinity Mirror Room)', The Broad, Los Angeles, CA (ongoing)' Yayoi Kusama: My Heart is Dancing into the Universe (Infinity Mirror Room)', Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR (ongoing). Yayoi Kusama: EVERY DAY I PRAY FOR LOVE.
, David Zwirner, New York, NY. Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins (Infinity Mirror Room).
, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Miami, Miami, FL. Yayoi Kusama: LOVE IS CALLING (Infinity Mirror Room). , Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)/Boston, Boston, MA (9/24/2019 - 2/7/2021). , Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, The Netherlands., High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA. , Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL.
, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH. Yayoi Kusama: All About My Love. , Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Matsumoto, Japan. , Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto, Canada. Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow., Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia. Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life. (Chelsea) and' Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Net Paintings' (uptown), David Zwirner, New York, NY. , The Broad, Los Angeles, CA. Yayoi Kusama: Creation is a Solitary Pursuit, Love is What Brings You Closer to Art.
, Yayoi Kusama Museum, Tokyo, Japan. , Judd Foundation, New York, NY. , Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA. , Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC. Yayoi Kusama: My Eternal Soul.
, National Art Center, Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan. , Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark.[travels to Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; and Helsinki Art Museum, Finland]. Yayoi Kusama: A Dream I Dreamed.
, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung [travels to National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi]. Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love', David Zwirner, New York, NY. , Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. 2012' Yayoi Kusama: Retrospective', Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY' Yayoi Kusama: Eternity of Eternal Eternity', The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan' Yayoi Kusama: New Works', Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK' Yayoi Kusama: Retrospective', Tate Modern, London, UK.
2011' Yayoi Kusama: Look Now, See Forever', Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Queensland, Australia' Yayoi Kusama: Retrospective', Centre Pompidou, Paris, France' Yayoi Kusama: New Paintings & Sculptures', Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK' Yayoi Kusama: Retrospective', Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain' Yayoi Kusama', Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy' Yayoi Kusama: Heaven and Earth', Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY. 2010' Yayoi Kusama: Outdoor Sculptures', Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK. Until Now: Collecting the New (19602010). (group exhibition), Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN. 2009' Yayoi Kusama: I Want to Live Forever', Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea (PAC), Milan, Italy.
GROUP SHOW: Bharti Kher, Yayoi Kusama, Eva Rothschild and Mindy Shapero. , Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY' Yayoi Kusama: Mirrored Years', City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand.Yayoi Kusama: Room to Grow. , COMME des GARÇONS Six, Osaka, Japan. , Gallery Toki no Wasuremono, Tokyo, Japan. (group exhibition), Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London, UK' Yayoi Kusama: Outdoor Sculptures', Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK. Yayoi Kusama: Flowers That Bloom at Midnight. , Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA' Yayoi Kusama', Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY' Yayoi Kusama: Mirrored Years', Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney, Australia. 2008' Yayoi Kusama: Mirrored Years', Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands' Yayoi Kusama', Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan' Yayoi Kusama: Dots Obsession', Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris, France. Yayoi Kusama, Steven Parrino, Anselm Reyle. , Victoria Miro Gallery, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY' Yayoi Kusama', Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Nagano, Japan' Yayoi Kusama: Pumpkin Forever', Forever Museum of Contemporary Art Gallery, Akita, Japan.
2004' Yayoi Kusama: Eternity-Modernity', The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan' Yayoi Kusama: Steel Balls and Soft White Objects', Robert Miller Gallery, New York' Why Not for Art? , Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo' And or Versus?
2003' Lille 2004', Lille, France' Obsession', Galica Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy' Yayoi Kusama: Works from the Years 1949 to 2003', Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany' Primary Matters: The Minimalist Sensibility, 1959 to the Present', San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA' Korea Japan Contemporary Art 2003', Jean Art Center, Seoul, Korea' HAPPINESS', Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan' FIAC', Paris, France' Yayoi Kusama', Piece Unique, Paris, France' Biennale D'art Contemporain de Lyron 2003', Lyon, France' Yayoi Kusama', J. Johnson Gallery, FL' Yayoi Kusama', Nerima Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan' Yayoi Kusama: Love Forever', Fabian & Claude Water Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland' Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2003', Echigo-Tsumari Region, Niigata, Japan' Yayoi Kusama', Shunan City Museum of Art and History, Yamaguchi, Japan' 2003: An Art Voyage', Chiba City Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan' Yayoi Kusama: Prints', Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan' Yayoi Kusama: Beyond the Labyrinth', Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa, Japan' Do Hope for the Future', Laforet Museum Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan' Yayoi Kusama', Yonago City Museum of Art, Tottori, Japan' Color Charity Exhibition 2003 Yellow', Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan' girls don't cry', Parco Museum, Tokyo, Japan' Yayoi Kusama', Gallery Sekiryu, Nagano, Japan' Transition', SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan' On this Side of the Sky: UNESCO Salutes Women in Art', UNESCO Women and Gender Equality Unit, Paris, France' Selections from the Hara Museum's Permanent Collections', Hara Museum ARC, Gunma, Japan; Hara Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan' Twinkling Touch: Japanese and Western Pointillism', Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan' Yayoi Kusama Prints; Pumpkin Ceramic Object Exhibition', Jean Art Center, Seoul, Korea' Pop and More from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation Collection', Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA' Walking in the City', apexart, New York, NY. Baltimore Museum of Art, MD Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA Musee Nationale d'Art Moderne Centre Pompidou, Paris, France Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
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