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Pumpkins
by Yayoi Kusama

Available at Lougher Contemporary

Multiples

Mixed Media

2015

Edition Size: Unknown

Dimensions: 4x3x3 cm

Signed

Condition: Pristine

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Pumpkins have been one of Yayoi Kusama’s favorite subjects since the 1980s, recurring with such frequency as to function as a kind of avatar for the artist. In describing their personal significance, she has remained characteristically elusive, saying only, “I like the essential repetitive form of pumpkins…They’re like everything else I do but at the same time very humorous.”

These miniature resin pumpkins are a scaled down edition of two of the artist’s pumpkins at Japan’s Naoshima Island. Both versions (Yellow & Black, and Red & White) are from an open edition created under the direct supervision of the artist, and are presented in an elegant box that was created in collaboration with the artist’s studio (the box measures 4.8 x 5 x 4.5 inches). Please note the year on the listing is listed as 2015 but the exact date of manufacture is unknown as these are from an open edition and have been manufactured over a period of at least two years since 2015.

These are available as a set of two, or otherwise can be acquired as individual works – please contact the gallery for further details, or to request high res images.

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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