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Yayoi Kusama
NO. E
Estimate
800,0001,200,000
LOT SOLD. 3,189,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
81
Yayoi Kusama
NO. E
Estimate
800,0001,200,000
LOT SOLD. 3,189,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Evening Auction

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New York

Yayoi Kusama
B.1929
NO. E
signed, titled and dated 1959 on the reverse
oil on canvas
28 1/4 x 35 1/2 in. 72 x 90 cm.
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Provenance

Acquired by the present owner from the artist circa 1959

Catalogue Note

“The 1959 Nets, with their severely restricted palette and all-over repetitive pattern, were nothing like what the artist had previously produced. These Infinity Nets… boldly referenced the New York School and, on its own ground, challenged its hegemony. Describing the brushstrokes she employed as ‘repeated exactly in monotone, like the gear of a machine’ Kusama remembers that the painstaking sameness of the composition was a deliberate attempt to find an antidote to the emotionalism of Abstract Expressionism.”
Laura Hoptman, Yayoi Kusama, 2000, p. 42

Contemporary Art Evening Auction

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New York