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YAYOI KUSAMA, Narcissus Garden, 1966 – 2001 [mirror ball]

YAYOI KUSAMA, Narcissus Garden, 1966 – 2001
ca 28 x 18 x 20 cm
plastic mirror ball, transparent plastic mini bag, ribbon, printed tag
edition 1500 (as stated on tag)
more than splendid condition; pristine ball in clear transparent plastic bag
very rare in this condition
published by Les Abattoirs, 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 of 1500 this multiple as shown above is difficult 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 tag saying: YAYOI KUSAMA One of the 1500 mirror balls of Narcissus Garden 1966-1999. Various labels and ways of fastening these are circulating.

 

Example of alternative tag with chain instead of ribbon, with yellowed plastic bag:

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