Yayoi Kusama is one of the most popular Japanese artists. Often called 'the Princess of polka dots', her works can be quite hypnotizing and have turned Yayoi Kusama into a top-3 selling woman artist in the world.
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Kusama is the most famous japanese woman artist, with some of her works selling for $7M+
Contemporary Art, Pop Art, Japanese Art
2 of the most popular Kusama artworks on the market, always on art collectors' radars
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In 1993, Kusama represented Japan at the Venice Biennale. Today, her works regularly sell for seven figures on the secondary market. Throughout her disparate practice, Kusama has continued to explore her obsessive-compulsive disorder, sexuality, freedom, and perception through art.
The avant-garde artist first rose to prominence in 1960s New York, where she staged provocative Happenings and exhibited hallucinatory paintings of loops and dots. She called them “Infinity Nets.” Kusama also influenced Andy Warhol and augured the rise of feminist and Pop art.