Lot 009 Ravenel Autumn Auction 2019

Ravenel Autumn Auction 2019

Mini Pumpkin (a set of 2)

Yayoi KUSAMA (Japanese, 1929)

1993

Mixed media, painted wood (unique)

3.3(L) x 3(W) x 3(H) cm 3.2(L) x 3(W) x 2.8(H) cm

Estimate

TWD 260,000-400,000

HKD 66,000-101,000

USD 8,400-12,900

CNY 60,000-93,000

Sold Price

TWD 312,000

HKD 80,000

USD 10,230

CNY 71,889


Signature

Signed bottom KUSAMA (both)

PROVENANCE:
Distributed during Kusama's Happening at Venice Biennale 1993
Koller International Auction, Zurich

+ OVERVIEW

In 1993 Yayoi Kusama represented Japan at the 45th Venice Biennale. During the run of her installation there, she handed out little sculptural pumpkins to visitors. This Happening Art was included in the documentary film“Kusama: Infinity”.“I love pumpkins because of their humorous form, warm feeling, and a human-like quality,” Kusama ever said.
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Ravenel Autumn Auction 2019

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 12:00am