Yayoi KUSAMA

Born 1929 in Nagano, Japan. Kusama started to paint using dots and nets as motifs for the cure for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. After graduating Kyoto City High School of Arts and Crafts in 1949. Moving to New York in 1957, she quickly established her reputation as a leader in the avant-garde movement with her works. In the late 1960s she organized outlandish happenings such as body paintings and anti-war demonstrations. She returned to Japan in ill health in 1973.

Held solo exhibitions at museums in Dole and Calais, France in 1986, New York and Oxford, England in 1989.
Kusama represented Japan at the Venice Biennale in 1993, and in 1998 & 1999 a major retrospective exhibition of her work toured the U.S. and Japan.
In 2000, Kusama won The Education Minister's Art Encouragement Prize and Foreign-Minister's Commendations. Received the Asahi Prize in 2001, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2003.

 

Official Site
http://www.yayoi-kusama.jp/

 


"Pumpkin"

1995
Etching
Image size: 29.5×22.0cm
Sheet size: 53.0×37.5cm
Ed.75
Signed
*Raisonne No.210
(Abe Publishing 2011 edition)

"Shoes"

1984
Lithograph
Image size: 31.2×40.7cm
Sheet size: 43.0×56.5cm
Ed.30
Signed
*Raisonne No.43
(Abe Publishing 2011 edition)

"Infinite Net"

2000
Mirror film and silkscreen
27.0×21.0c
Ed.35
Included in version A of Hanga Shoshi "Toki-no-Wasuremono" No. 3


"Fuji"

1983
Screen print
Image size: 48.7x60.0cm
Sheet size: 55.0x68.8cm
Ed.75
Signed
*Raisonne No.24
(Abe Publishing 2011 edition)

"Grape"

1983
Screen print
Image size: 60.0x49.0cm
Sheet size: 68.7x55.0cm
Ed.75
Signed
*Raisonne No.28
(Abe Publishing 2011 edition)

"Pumpkin"

1983
Screenprint
Image Size 58.7x48.5cm
Sheet Size 69.0x55.2cm
Ed. 75
signed
*Raisonne No.25
(Abe Publishing 2011 edition)


"Flowers BH"

1993
Silkscreen
Image size: 72.7x60.6cm
Sheet size: 84.0x71.0cm
Ed.90
Signed
*Raisonne No.176
(Abe Publishing 2011 edition)

"Flowers QE"

1993
Silkscreen
Image size: 72.7x60.6cm
Sheet size: 84.0x71.0cm
Ed.90
Signed
*Raisonne No.178
(Abe Publishing 2011 edition)

"Hat"

1983
Silkscreen
45.0x52.5cm
Ed.100
Signed
*Raisonne No.22


"WOMAN"

2006
Silkscreen
76.0x56.0cm
Ed.120
Signed

"Flying Eyes in the Sky"

2006
Silkscreen
76.0x56.0cm
Ed.120
Signed

"Pumpkin"

2000
Silkscreen, Collage
27.0x21.0cm
Ed.135
Signed
*Raisonne No.294
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"Flowers A"

2005
Silkscreen, lame
Image size: 61.2x51.0cm
Sheet size: 71.5x60.5cm
Ed.50
Signed
*Raisonne No.342

"Flowers B"

2005
Silkscreen, lame
Image size: 61.2x51.0cm
Sheet size: 71.5x60.5cm
Ed.50
Signed
*Raisonne No.343

"Flowers C"

2005
Silkscreen, lame
Image size: 61.2x51.0cm
Sheet size: 71.5x60.5cm
Ed.50
Signed
*Raisonne No.344


"Flowers A"

2005
Silkscreen, lame
Image size: 61.2x51.0cm
Sheet size: 71.5x60.5cm
Ed.50
Signed
*Raisonne No.345

"Flowers B"

2005
Silkscreen, lame
Image size: 61.2x51.0cm
Sheet size: 71.5x60.5cm
Ed.50
Signed
*Raisonne No.346

"Flowers C"

2005
Silkscreen, lame
Image size: 61.2x51.0cm
Sheet size: 71.5x60.5cm
Ed.50
Signed
*Raisonne No.347


"Flower A"

2005
Silkscreen, lame
Image size: 51.0x61.0cm
Sheet size: 60.5x71.5cm
Ed.50
Signed
*Raisonne No.348

"Flower B"

2005
Silkscreen, lame
Image size: 51.0x61.0cm
Sheet size: 60.5x71.5cm
Ed.50
Signed
*Raisonne No.349

"Flower C"

2005
Silkscreen, lame
Image size: 51.0x61.0cm
Sheet size: 60.5x71.5cm
Ed.50
Signed
*Raisonne No.350


"Flowers (1)"

1999
Silkscreen, lame
Image size: 54.0x45.0cm
Sheet size: 70.0x59.0cm
Ed.60
Signed
*Raisonne No.268
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Flowers (2)"

1999
Silkscreen, lame
Image size: 54.0x45.0cm
Sheet size: 70.0x59.0cm
Ed.60
Signed
*Raisonne No.269
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Flowers (3)"

1999
Silkscreen, lame
Image size: 54.0x45.0cm
Sheet size: 70.0x59.0cm
Ed.60
Signed
*Raisonne No.270
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"Flowers (4)"

1999
Silkscreen, lame
Image size: 54.0x45.0cm
Sheet size: 70.0x59.0cm
Ed.60
Signed
*Raisonne No.271
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Fruit Basket (1)"

1999
Silkscreen, lame
Image size: 45.0x54.0cm
Sheet size: 60.0x68.0cm
Ed.60
Signed
*Raisonne No.273
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Fruit Basket (2)"

1999
Silkscreen, lame
Image size: 45.0x54.0cm
Sheet size: 60.0x68.0cm
Ed.60
Signed
*Raisonne No.274
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"Fruit Basket (3)"

1999
Silkscreen, lame
Image size: 45.0x54.0cm
Sheet size: 60.0x68.0cm
Ed.60
Signed
*Raisonne No.275
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Fruit Basket (4)"

1999
Silkscreen, lame
Image size: 45.0x54.0cm
Sheet size: 60.0x68.0cm
Ed.60
Signed
*Raisonne No.276
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Fruit Basket (5)"

1999
Silkscreen, lame
Image size: 45.0x54.0cm
Sheet size: 60.0x68.0cm
Ed.60
Signed
*Raisonne No.277
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"Hat-S"

1982
Silkscreen
27.0x32.2cm
Ed.50
Signed
*Raisonne No.19
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Hat"

1983
Silkscreen
45.0x52.5cm
Ed.100
Signed
*Raisonne No.21
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Shoes"

1984
Silkscreen
45.5x53.0cm
Ed.150
Signed
*Raisonne No.30
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"Infinity Nets"

1953~1985
Silkscreen
45.2x52.6cm
Ed.100
Signed
*Raisonne No.76
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Coffee Cup"

1985
Silkscreen
Ed.100
Signed
*Raisonne No.79
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Shoes"

1985
Silkscreen
45.5x53.0cm
Ed.100 (A.P.)
Signed
*Raisonne No.78

(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"Butterfly"

1985
Silkscreen
45.5x53.0cm
Ed.100
Signed
*Raisonne No.81
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Butterfly"

1985
Silkscreen
45.5x53.0cm
Ed.100
Signed
*Raisonne No.82
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Flowers (Lily)"

1985
Silkscreen
45.5x53.0cm
Ed.100
Signed
*Raisonne No.83
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"Flowers (Narcissus)"

1985
Silkscreen
45.5x53.0cm
Ed.100
Signed
*Raisonne No.84
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Dandelions"

1985
Silkscreen
45.5x53.0cm
Ed.100
Signed
*Raisonne No.85
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Flowers (1)"

1985
Silkscreen
45.2x52.6cm
Ed.100
Signed
*Raisonne No.86
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"Flowers (2)"

1985
Silkscreen
45.5x53.0cm
Ed.100
Signed
*Raisonne No.87
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Pumpkin (White T)"

1992
Screenprint
Image size: 72.3x60.5cm
Sheet size: 84.0x71.0cm
Ed.120
Signed
*Raisonne No.149
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"RED Pumpkin"

1992
Screenprint
Image size: 72.3x60.5cm
Sheet size: 84.0x71.0cm
Ed.120
Signed
*Raisonne No.154
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"Rain in the Evening Glow"

1992
Silkscreen
52.5x45.5cm
Ed.75
Signed
*Raisonne No.171
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"City"

1993
Etching
27.3x21.9cm 
Ed.50
Signed
*Raisonne No.174
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Flower"

1993
Silkscreen
27.3x22.0cm
Ed.160
Signed
*Raisonne No.181
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"Thinking Pumpkin"

1993
Silkscreen
65.5x53.5cm
Ed.120
Signed
*Raisonne No.182
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"God of Pumpkin"

1993
Silkscreen
65.5x53.5cm
Ed.120
Signed
*Raisonne No.183
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Napping Pumpkin"

1993
Silkscreen
53.5x65.5cm
Ed.120
Signed
*Raisonne No.184
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"Flower Basket"

1993
Silkscreen
21.9x27.2cm
Ed.160
Signed
*Raisonne No.187
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Pumpkin and Fruits"

1993
Silkscreen
24.2x33.2cm
Ed.160
Signed
*Raisonne No.188
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Disappointment"

1994
Silkscreen
Image size: 51.5x36.2cm
Sheet size: 65.5x50.0cm
Ed.120
Signed
*Raisonne No.191
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"Meditation"

1994
Silkscreen
Image size: 51.5x36.2cm
Sheet size: 65.5x50.0cm
Ed.120
Signed
*Raisonne No.192
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Flower Core"

1994
Etching
Image size: 41.7x29.5cm
Sheet size: 63.0x45.5cm
Ed.75
Signed
*Raisonne No.197
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Town"

1995
Etching
Image size: 22.0x14.5cm
Sheet size: 38.0x28.5cm
Ed.100
Signed
*Raisonne No.206
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"Pumpkin (YT)"

1996
Silkscreen
29.8x22.8cm
Ed.120
Signed
*Raisonne No.228
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Pumpkin (GT)"

1996
Silkscreen
29.8x22.8cm
Ed.120
Signed
*Raisonne No.229
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Pumpkin (RT)"

1996
Silkscreen
29.8x22.8cm
Ed.120
Signed
*Raisonne No.230
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"Pumpkin (YY)"

1996
Silkscreen
22.8x29.8cm
Ed.120
Signed
*Raisonne No.231
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Pumpkin (GY)"

1996
Silkscreen
22.8x29.8cm
Ed.120
Signed
*Raisonne No.232
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Pumpkin (RY)"

1996
Silkscreen
22.8x29.8cm
Ed.120
Signed
*Raisonne No.233
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"Madder-colored Cloud"

1997
Silkscreen
51.4x36.2cm
Ed.100
Signed
*Raisonne No.237
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Wave (1)"

1998
Silkscreen
59.7x47.8cm
Ed.30
Signed
*Raisonne No.238
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Wave (2)"

1998
Silkscreen
47.8x59.7cm
Ed.60
Signed
*Raisonne No.239
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"Sunlight"

1998
Silkscreen
59.7x47.8cm
Ed.60
Signed
*Raisonne No.246
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Night Rain (2)"

1998
Silkscreen
60.0x47.9cm
Ed.60
Signed
*Raisonne No.248
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Fireflies"

1999
Silkscreen
Image size: 59.7x47.7cm
Sheet size: 76.3x56.8cm
Ed.100
Signed
*Raisonne No.250
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"Wave Crest"

1999
Silkscreen
59.7x47.8cm
Ed.60
Signed
*Raisonne No.251
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Wind"

1999
Silkscreen
Image size: 65.6x53.8cm
Sheet size: 83.0x63.0cm
Ed.60
Signed
*Raisonne No.252
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Handbag"

1985
Silkscreen
45.2x52.6cm
Ed.100
Signed
*Raisonne No.80
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"Heart (1)"

1999
Silkscreen
47.7x59.6cm
Ed.30
Signed
*Raisonne No.254
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Heart (2)"

1999
Silkscreen
Image size: 47.7x59.6cm
Sheet size: 56.5x76cm
Ed.60
Signed
*Raisonne No.255
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"High heel (3)"

1999
Silkscreen, lame
45.0x54.0cm
Ed.60
Signed
*Raisonne No.261
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"Night flowers"

2003
Silkscreen
Image size: 28.4x66.2cm
Sheet size: 42.8x80.0cm
Ed.120
Signed
*Raisonne No.313
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Night flowers (B)"

2003
Silkscreen
Image size: 28.0x65.9cm
Sheet size: 43.0x80.0cm
Ed.120
Signed
*Raisonne No.314
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"A Pumpkin (T)"

2003
Silkscreen, lame
32.9x27.1cm
Ed.150
Signed
*Raisonne No.311
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"A Pumpkin (Y)"

2003
Silkscreen, lame
27.0x32.4cm
Ed.150
Signed
*Raisonne No.312
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"A Pumpkin (RT)"

2004
Silkscreen, lame
33.0x27.2cm
Ed.120
Signed
*Raisonne No.315
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"A Pumpkin (RY)"

2004
Silkscreen, lame
27.0x32.5cm
Ed.120
Signed
*Raisonne No.316
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"A Pumpkin (BT)"

2004
Silkscreen, lame
33.0x27.2cm
Ed.120
Signed
*Raisonne No.317
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"A Pumpkin (BY)"

2004
Silkscreen, lame
27.0x32.5cm
Ed.120
Signed
*Raisonne No.318
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"Dancing Pumpkin (YBL)"

2004
Silkscreen
39.5x56.3cm
Ed.120
Signed
*Raisonne No.319
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"Infinity Nets (YOR)"

2004
Silkscreen
Image size: 43.0x35.0cm
Sheet size: 55.0x45.5cm
Ed.80
Signed
*Raisonne No.322
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Infinity Nets (WR)"

2004
Silkscreen
Image size: 43.0x35.0cm
Sheet size: 55.0x45.5cm
Ed.40
Signed
*Raisonne No.323
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Infinity Nets (YBL)"

2004
Silkscreen
Image size: 43.0x35.0cm
Sheet size: 55.0x45.5cm
Ed.40
Signed
*Raisonne No.324
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"A Pumpkin (YB-A)"

2004
Silkscreen (Yellow)
24.0x28.5cm
Ed.120
Signed and numbered
*Raisonne No.324
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"A Pumpkin (YOR-A)"

2004
Silkscreen (Reddish yellow)
24.0x28.5cm
Ed.80
Signed and numbered
*Raisonne No.325
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"A Pumpkin (YB-B)"

2004
Silkscreen (Yellow)
24.0x28.5cm
Ed.120
Signed and numbered
*Raisonne No.326
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"A Pumpkin (RB-B)"

2004
Silkscreen (Red)
24.0x28.5cm
Ed.80
Signed and numbered
*Raisonne No.327
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"A Pumpkin (YB-C)"

2004
Silkscreen (Yellow)
24.0x28.5cm
Ed.120
Signed and numbered
*Raisonne No.328
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"A Pumpkin (BB-C)"

2004
Silkscreen (Blue)
24.0x28.5cm
Ed.80
Signed and numbered
*Raisonne No.329
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"A Pumpkin (YB-D)"

2004
Silkscreen (Yellow)
24.0x28.5cm
Ed.120
Signed and numbered
*Raisonne No.330
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"A Pumpkin (GB-D)"

2004
Silkscreen (Green)
24.0x28.5cm
Ed.80
Signed and numbered
*Raisonne No.331
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


Poster for "Yayoi KUSAMA Exhibition"

1983
Poster
109.0×79.0cm

SOLD


♦ W182-W186
2004
Silkscreen (Printed by Ryoichi ISHIDA Printing Studio)
Image size: 16.0x23.0cm
Sheet size: 24.0x31.0cm
Ed.95 (Additional 13 A.P.s, 11 H.C.s, 1 P.P. printed. 120 prints in total)
Publisher: Toki-no-Wasuremono, Takeda Arts (co-publishing)
Signed

"Morning is Here A"

*Raisonne No.333
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Morning is Here B"

*Raisonne No.334
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Morning is Here C"

*Raisonne No.335
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"Morning is Here D"

*Raisonne No.336
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Morning is Here E"

*Raisonne No.337
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

♦ W187-W191
2004
Silkscreen (Printed by Ryoichi ISHIDA Printing Studio)
Image size: 16.0x23.0cm
Sheet size: 24.0x31.0cm
Ed.95 (Additional 13 A.P.s, 11 H.C.s, 1 P.P. printed. 120 prints in total)
Publisher: Toki-no-Wasuremono, Takeda Arts (co-publishing)
Signed

"Book to Read at Night A"

*Raisonne No.338
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Book to Read at Night B"

*Raisonne No.339
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Book to Read at Night C"

*Raisonne No.340
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)


"Book to Read at Night D"

*Raisonne No.341
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

"Book to Read at Night E"

*Raisonne No.342
(Abe Publishing 2005 new edition)

 

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Exhibitions
2014
No.249 My friend Andy Warhol by Ms. X collection    4/19 - 5/6


2013
KIAF 2013    10/3 - 10/7
ART NAGOYA 2013    8/10 - 8/11
Gallery Collection of May    5/1 - 5/11

2012
KIAF2012 Korea International Art Fair    09/13 - 09/17
ART NAGOYA 2012    08/04 - 08/05
ART OSAKA 2012    07/07 - 07/08
Busan Alternative Market of Art 2012    06/08 - 06/10
ART KYOTO 2012    04/27 - 04/29

2011
KIAF2011 Korea International Art Fair    09/22 - 09/26

2010
Daegu Art Fair 2010 (Japanese page)    17th Nov. - 21st Nov.
KIAF2010 Korea International Art Fair    9th Sep. - 13th Sep.

WEB EXHIBITION
July 16 - ,2009 "Yayoi KUSAMA"