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YAYOI KUSAMA | Pumpkin Chess Set

Estimate
120,000 - 180,000 USD
Sold
237,500 USD
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Description

  • Yayoi Kusama
  • Pumpkin Chess Set
  • embossed with the artist's signature on the underside of each chess piece
  • hand-painted porcelain, leather and wood

Provenance

Luhring Augustine, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner 

Exhibited

Bendigo Art Gallery; St. Lucia, University of Queensland Art Museum; London, Saatchi Gallery, The Art of Chess, October 2010 - October 2012 (another example exhibited)

Literature

Coline Milliard, "Checkmate: Saatchi Gallery Unveils Extraordinary Collection of Artist-designed Chessboards," ARTINFO, London, 7 September 2012 
Amah-Rose Abrams, "Check Mates: 'The Art of Chess' at the Saatchi Gallery," The New York Times Style Magazine, 17 September 2012

Catalogue Note

"I love pumpkins because of their humorous form, warm feeling, and a human-like quality and form. My desire to create works of pumpkins still continues. I have enthusiasm as if I were still a child.” Yayoi Kusama

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