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Pumpkin by Yayoi Kusama

Pumpkin by Yayoi Kusama

Lougher Contemporary

Multiple Sculpture


Edition Size: Unique

Dimensions: 3.2 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm


Condition: Pristine

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Kusama’s acclaimed presentation in the Japanese pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1993 – which consisted of a mirrored room filled with tiny pumpkin sculptures in which she sat in colour coordinated magician’s attire – marked the beginning of the artist’s preoccupation with the pumpkin motif. Following the Biennale she went on to produce a huge, yellow pumpkin sculpture covered with an optical pattern of black dots. This pumpkin came to represent for her a kind of alter ego or self-portrait and remains one of her signature series of works.

Condition is pristine. This work is unique.
Signed on the underside.

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The Artist

Yayoi Kusama

Avant-garde Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama works in many different mediums, including sculpture, painting, performance, books, poems and installation. Her impact can be seen in a wide range of creative movements, including minimalism, pop art, feminist and environment art, and she is viewed as one of Japan’s most influential living artists. Although she trained at the Kyoto Municipal School of Arts and Crafts in the traditional Japanese painting style of Nihonga in 1948, she quickly turned her back on these established artistic conventions and developed her own unique abstract, conceptual style. The major motif in her work is polka dots. Suffering hallucinations since she was a child, the polka dots are a representation of this experience and, for Kusama, the sign of infinity.

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