Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo Private Collection, Tokyo Sotheby's, New York, 10 March 2009, Lot 198 Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
Miami, Rubell Family Collection Contemporary Arts Foundation; Washington, D.C., National Museum of Women in the Art, NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, December 2015 - January 2017, p. 132, illustrated in color
"Kusama is the Infinity Net and the polka dot, two interchangeable motifs that she adopted as her alter ego, her logo, her franchise and her weapon of incursion into the world at large. The countless artworks that she has produced and that carry Kusama’s nets and dots into the world, when seen as a whole are the mere results of a rigorously disciplined and single-minded performance that has lasted for almost fifty years.”
Laura Hoptman, Yayoi Kusama: A Reckoning, London 2000, p. 14
This work is in very good condition overall. There is evidence of wear and handling along the edges, and the edges of the canvas are taped. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Framed. This work is registered with Yayoi Kusama Inc. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.