Lot 111
  • 111

YAYOI KUSAMA | The Flower Buds

80,000 - 120,000 GBP
237,000 GBP
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  • Yayoi Kusama
  • The Flower Buds
  • signed, titled, titled in Japanese and dated 1983 on the underside
  • acrylic, fabric, synthetic hair, glitter and stuffed fabric in wooden box construction


Private Collection, Japan (acquired directly from the artist)
Sotheby's, London, 26 October 2000, Lot 154
Acquired from the above by the present owner


Fukuoka, Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, The Retrospective Exhibition of Yayoi Kusama, March 1987

Catalogue Note

“Polka dots are a way to infinity. When we obliterate nature and our bodies with polka dots, we become part of the unity of our environment. I become part of the eternal and we obliterate ourselves in love” (Yayoi Kusama cited in: Frances Morris, ‘Yayoi Kusama: “My Life, a Dot”’, in: Exh. Cat., Buenos Aires, Fundación Costantini, Yayoi Kusama: Obsesión Infinita, 2013, p. 199).

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Yayoi Kusama Studio.