Lot 027 Ravenel Autumn Auction 2021 Taipei

Ravenel Autumn Auction 2021 Taipei

Pumpkin

Yayoi KUSAMA (Japanese, 1929)

Conceived in 1998; cast in 2012

Bronze, ed. 82/100

27(L) x 27(W) x 28(H) cm

Estimate

TWD 2,400,000-3,600,000

HKD 670,000-1,006,000

USD 86,200-129,300

CNY 559,000-839,000

Sold Price

TWD 3,840,000

HKD 1,078,652

USD 138,528

CNY 882,759


Signature

Engraved bottom YAYOI KUSAMA in English and dated 1998
Inscribed 2012 No 82/100 FONDERIE DE PARIS
This lot is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity issued by FMR Limited, Japan.

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In 1993 she represented Japan at the 45th Venice Biennale. From then on, her pumpkin themed works became famous, leading to the creation of large scale installations, such as the outdoor sculpture at Fukuoka Art Museum. Inspiration for the "pumpkin" theme originated from the artist's childhood. During the war, Kusama's home was filled with pumpkins. She said, "When I was a child I used to play in the plant nursery outside my house. The pumpkins I picked would talk to me. The shape of a pumpkin is way too cute⋯what attracts me is its bare swollen belly, and the strong sense of mental stability".
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Ravenel Autumn Auction 2021 Taipei

Saturday, December 4, 2021, 12:00am