Artworks from almost 80 years

Yayoi Kusama receives retrospective at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Born in 1929, Yayoi Kusama is considered one of the most important artists of the 20th and early 21st centuries. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art will bring together works from Kusama's long career in this retrospective beginning November 15, 2021.

November 15, 2021

Yayoi Kusama studied painting in Kyoto in the 1940s, first in the traditional Japanese style, then in the so-called »yoga« style, which was influenced by Western painting. In the late 1950s, encouraged by the painter Georgia O'Keeffe, Kusama moved to the United States. She became known primarily in New York, and her reputation quickly reached Europe as well.

Recent auction results of Kusama

Yayoi Kusama - Moon Night
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20th/21st Century Art Online
April 2024
Christies, Hong Kong (Online Auction)
Est.: 200.000 - 400.000 HKD
Realised: 277.200 HKD
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Yayoi Kusama - Untitled
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20th/21st Century Art Online
April 2024
Christies, Hong Kong (Online Auction)
Est.: 500.000 - 700.000 HKD
Realised: 1.071.000 HKD
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Yayoi Kusama - Raining No.2(Painted in 1988)
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Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art
April 2024
China Guardian, Hong Kong
Est.: 3.000.000 - 5.000.000 HKD
Realised: 4.800.000 HKD
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Yayoi Kusama - A Song in Praise of Hat(Painted in 1979)
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Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art
April 2024
China Guardian, Hong Kong
Est.: 1.000.000 - 2.000.000 HKD
Realised: 2.760.000 HKD
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Yayoi Kusama - Dress (A)
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Modern and Contemporary Art
April 2024
POLY, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Est.: 1.800.000 - 2.800.000 HKD
Realised: 2.040.000 HKD
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Yayoi Kusama - Dots
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Modern and Contemporary Art
April 2024
POLY, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Est.: 1.800.000 - 2.800.000 HKD
Realised: 2.160.000 HKD
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Yayoi Kusama - Pumpkin (white/red); Pumpkin (yellow/black); Naoshima Pumpkin (Set of three pieces)(executed in 2015; executed in 2019)
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Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art
April 2024
China Guardian, Hong Kong
Est.: 12.000 - 25.000 HKD
Realised: 21.600 HKD
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Yayoi Kusama - Red Pumpkin
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Modern and Contemporary Art
April 2024
POLY, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Est.: 7.500.000 - 8.500.000 HKD
Realised: 18.000.000 HKD
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Yayoi Kusama - Naoshima Red Pumpkin
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No Regrets: 20th/21st Century Art Online Sale
March 2024
Christies, Hong Kong (Online Auction)
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 HKD
Realised: 3.528 HKD
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Yayoi Kusama - Yellow Pumpkin & Red Pumpkin
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No Regrets: 20th/21st Century Art Online Sale
March 2024
Christies, Hong Kong (Online Auction)
Est.: 2.000 - 4.000 HKD
Realised: 4.410 HKD
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In her long career, Kusama has worked in many artistic media besides painting, including collage, sculpture, video, performance, installation, as well as fashion and music. In recent years, her Infinity Mirrored Rooms and other expansive installations have attracted particular attention. For the Tel Aviv exhibition, Kusama exclusively developed two installations that will be exhibited alongside her Infinity Mirrored Room The Eternally Infinite Light of the Universe Illuminating the Quest for Truth.

This retrospective was organized jointly with the Gropius Bau in Berlin, where a comprehensive Kusama exhibition was already held from April to August this year. In Tel Aviv, the works of the world-famous artist will be on display until April 23, 2022.Art.Salon

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