19. Yayoi Kusama

19. Yayoi Kusama

The artists who power the $1m+ market
The artists who power the $1m+ market

19. Yayoi Kusama (b.1929)

POST-WAR, b. Matsumoto, Japan

Yayoi Kusama
Yayoi Kusama. Photo: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Alamy

Power Rank: 22

Value and supply

Auction totals

Price confidencePrice momentumAverage lot Price
Percentage of lots sold above low estimateChange in average lot value 2022 to 2023 (H1)Average lot value over the period 2018–23

Sotheby’s private sales

(2018 to H1 2023)
Private sales valueSold lotsAverage price

Bidders by region

Bidders by age

Top 10 artworks sold at auction

(2018 to H1 2023)
1Untitled (Nets)1959Phillips New York18 May 2022$10.5m
2Pumpkin (LPASG)2013Christie's Hong Kong1 Dec 2021$8m
3Pumpkin (L)2014Sotheby's Hong Kong5 Apr 2023$8m
4Interminable Net #41959Sotheby's Hong Kong1 Apr 2019$8m
5Flowers2015Christie's Hong Kong28 May 2023$7.5m
6Pumpkin1995Phillips Hong Kong30 Mar 2023$7.1m
7PUMPKIN2017Christie's Hong Kong1 Dec 2021$7.1m
8A-Pumpkin [BAGN8]2011Sotheby's Hong Kong5 Apr 2023$7m
9Pumpkin (Twpot)2010Sotheby's Hong Kong1 Apr 2019$6.9m
10Infinity Nets (TWHOQ)2006Christie's Hong Kong30 Nov 2022$6.8m

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