107
107
Yayoi Kusama
SUN (NO. J.J.)
Estimate
350,000450,000
LOT SOLD. 437,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
107
Yayoi Kusama
SUN (NO. J.J.)
Estimate
350,000450,000
LOT SOLD. 437,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Yayoi Kusama
B. 1929
SUN (NO. J.J.)
signed; signed, titled and dated 1957 on the reverse
acrylic and gouache on paper
14 3/4 by 13 in. 37.5 by 33 cm.
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This work is confirmed by the Yayoi Kusama Inc. and a registration card will be issued after the auction.

Provenance

Collection of Richard Castellane, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
Acquired from the above by the present owner in November 2010

Exhibited

Birmingham Museum of Art, Yayoi Kusama: Early Drawings from the Collection of Richard Castellane, December 2000 - January 2001, cat. no. 17, p. 37, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"One day I was looking at the red flower patterns of the tablecloth on a table, and when I looked up I saw the same pattern covering the ceiling, the windows, and the walls, and finally all over the room, my body and the Universe. I felt as if I had begun to self-obliterate, to revolve in the infinity of endless time and the absoluteness of space, and be reduced to nothingness. As I realized it was actually happening and not just in my imagination, I was frightened. I knew I had to run away lest I should be deprived of my life by the spell of the red flowers."
Yayoi Kusama

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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