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YAYOI KUSAMA, I Love Lots of Dots, 2019 [tote bag]

YAYOI KUSAMA, I Love Lots of Dots, 2019
ca 70 x 37 cm
tote bag, screen print
published by Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, Netherlands
inv.Tassen 619

 

Descriptions of the term tote or tate for bags, meaning bags “to carry”, can be traced back to 1900. During the 1950s, tote bags began to enter into the main culture. Women primarily utilized them as practical handheld bags because they didn’t require much care.

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YAYOI KUSAMA, Pumpkin stickers Yellow/Black, glossy, 2019 [3 sheets]

YAYOI KUSAMA, Pumpkin stickers Yellow/Black, glossy, 2019
each 8,3 x 20,4 cm
3 sticker sheets
edition print-on-demand
published by Redbubble, Melbourne, Australia
inv.YKus 775

Redbubble is a global online marketplace for print-on-demand products based on user-submitted artwork. The company was founded in 2006 in Melbourne, Australia, and also maintains offices in San Francisco and Berlin.

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YAYOI KUSAMA, Pumpkin stickers Yellow/Black – glossy, 2019

YAYOI KUSAMA, Pumpkin stickers Yellow/Black, glossy, 2019
8.3 x 20.4 cm
sheet with 2 stickers
edition print-on-demand
published by Redbubble, Melbourne, Australia
inv.YKus 775

Redbubble is a global online marketplace for print-on-demand products based on user-submitted artwork. The company was founded in 2006 in Melbourne, Australia, and also maintains offices in San Francisco and Berlin.

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YAYOI KUSAMA, Purse, 2019

YAYOI KUSAMA, Purse – black dots on yellow, 2019
11 x 13,5 x 4,5 cm
embroidered signature on inside label, leather purse, colophon on card in Japanese, protection bag
published by MoMA, New York, USA
pristine

 

 

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YAYOI KUSAMA, Love Forever, ca 2018 [mini mirror]

YAYOI KUSAMA, Love Forever, ca 2018
diameter 5,5 cm
compact pocket mirror, plastic sleeve
inv.YKusa 772

 

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YAYOI KUSAMA, Untitled, 2004 [stickers]

YAYOI KUSAMA, Untitled, 2004
21 x 14.8 cm
offset, 10 stickers on sticker sheet, cellophane envelope
signed in print
published by Workaholics Inc.
inv.YKusa 771

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YAYOI KUSAMA, Waves, 1994 [etching]

YAYOI KUSAMA, Waves, 1994
63 x 45,5 cm
etching
signed, dated
edition 50 + 8 AP
excellent
sold

 

History of prices:
Phillips London, UK GBP 3,500.- auctioned 9 June, 2016
Bonham’s Auction, Hong Kong, € 6.090,- (Artist’s Proof) incl. 25% premium – auctioned 21 November 2016
The Archive is Limited, € 5.000 excl. courier costs – March 2019

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YAYOI KUSAMA, Pumpkins, 2002

YAYOI KUSAMA, Pumpkins, 2002
15 parts
5 pieces of 10,5 x 9 x 8 cm / 4 1/8 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/8 inches, five pieces of 7 x 7 x 9 cm / 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches, 5 pieces of 9.5 x 9.5 x 7.5 cm / 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 3 inches, case: 15 x 58,6 x 36,4 cm / 5 7/8 x 23 1/8 x 14 3/8 inches
paint on ceramic, original mixed media jewel box
each signed, dated, numbered (verso)
edition 130
not available anymore

 

History of prices:
Sotheby’s, Hong Kong (lot 1473)   US$ 42.000,-    29 May, 2011

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YAYOI KUSAMA, Narcissus Garden, 1966 – 1999 [mirror ball]

YAYOI KUSAMA, Narcissus Garden, 1966 – 1999
ca 28 x 18 x 20 cm
plastic mirror ball, transparant plastic mini bag, ribbon, printed tag
edition 1500 (as stated on tag)
excellent condition, extremely rare (until today TAIL never detected this edition on internet or sites of dealers in the secondary market)
provenance Les Presses du Réel, Lyon, France
p.o.r.

This mirror ball in transparant plastic bag was shown in “Een goed in de weg staande tafel” curated by Jack Jaeger in Galerie van Gelder in 2001. A catalogue was issued.
In spite of its description being an edition this multiple as shown above is impossible to find. It is known that the original version shown in the Venice Biennale in 1966 was produced in an edition of 1500, but one may wonder what has happened with the other 1499 copies of this smaller version apparently put in plastic mini bag and extremely difficult to find.