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Tag: Yayoi Kusama

  • Opinion

    [Korea News] 고통은 어떻게 예술을 빚는 연금술이 되는가?

    [Review] 한국 추상미술 대가 김창열 화백 다룬 <물방울을 그리는 남자> 세계적인 명망을 가진 작가 쿠사마 야요이. 자신이 앓는 정신질환을 예술로 승화한 작가로 일컬어진다. 그는 자신을 지배한 시각적·정신적 이상 상태를 결함이나 약점으로 여기지 않았다. 세상이 동그란 점으로 뒤덮인 환각을 남들도 보게끔 캔버스에 그렸다. 이른바 ‘땡땡이’로 불리는 물방울 패턴이 그의 회화, 조각,…

    Kim Tschang-yeul Review How Does Pain Become the Alchemy of Making Art-3
  • Opinion

    Kim Tschang-yeul Review: How Does Pain Become the Alchemy of Making Art?

    Review of a documentary film (The Man Who Paints Water Drops), about Korean abstract art master Kim Tschang-yeul Yayoi Kusama is a world-renowned artist. She is referred to as a writer who sublimated her mental illness into art. She did not regard the visual or mental abnormalities that dominated her…

    Kim Tschang-yeul Review How Does Pain Become the Alchemy of Making Art-1
  • Auction Result

    Around the Auction World: October 2022

    What were the top stories in the auction industry this month? Jaws VHS 1983 - IGS Box 9 MINT and Seal 9 MINT, Wraparound MCA HV Watermarks, MCA Home Video. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions. Auction Highlights This month, we explored some of the spookiest items and events available from…

    Around the Auction World October 2022-4
  • Auction Industry

    [Korea News] 한국 경매시장, 쿠사마 야요이 3년 연속 낙찰가 1위 확실시

    올해 한국 경매시장 최고 낙찰가는 일본 출신 아티스트 쿠사마 야요이 작품이 차지할 가능성이 매우 높아졌다. 이 경우, 쿠사마는 2020년 이후 3년 연속 한국 최고 낙찰가 작품을 배출한다. 한국미술시가감정협회에 따르면 올들어 9월까지 최고 낙찰가 작품은 쿠사마 야요이의 ‘무한그물에 의해 소멸된 비너스 상(Statue of Venus Obliterated by Infinity Nets, 1998)’이다. 44억 원을…

    Korea News Yayoi Kusama Expected to Net the Highest Korean Auction Price for the Third Consecutive Year-2
  • Auction Industry

    Korea News: Yayoi Kusama Expected to Net the Highest Korean Auction Price for the Third Consecutive Year

    This year, the highest winning bid in the Korean auction market is very likely to be for a work by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. If this happens, the artist will receive the highest auction price in Korea for the third consecutive year since 2020. According to the Korea Art Price…

    Korea News Yayoi Kusama Expected to Net the Highest Korean Auction Price for the Third Consecutive Year-2
  • Auction Result

    Selling for $16.5 Million, 'Spider IV' by Louise Bourgeois Becomes Asia's Priciest Modern Sculpture

    A major spider sculpture by Louise Bourgeois highlighted Sotheby's Contemporary Evening Auction in Hong Kong on April 27, 2022. It was the most expensive modern and contemporary sculpture ever to be offered in Asia and achieved a record HKD 129.2 million (USD 16.5 million). Louise Bourgeois, Spider IV. Conceived in…

  • Auction Preview

    EHC Fine Art’s Winter Contemporary Art & Editions Features Work by Yves Klein, Yoshitomo Nara, and Others

    Highlighted in EHC Fine Art’s upcoming Winter Contemporary Art & Editions Sale is an untitled Yves Klein print featuring the artist’s signature International Klein Blue (IKB) color. The 2015 piece is one in an edition of only 50 and based on the artist’s 1961 original. Hand-numbered in pencil, this print…

    Spring Girl poster (very rare, was not available to public), 2012, Yoshitomo Nara
  • Auction Result

    Around the Auction World: June 2021

    Photos from around the auction world in June 2021. Image credit from left to right: Phillips/ Poly Auction, Artsy, and Sotheby’s. Collage by Heemin Moon (Auction Daily). Marking the halfway point of the year, June 2021 reaffirmed many of the industry trends that emerged in previous months. A pair of…

    Around the Auction World June 2021-4
  • Auction Preview

    11 Early Yayoi Kusama Artworks Make Auction Debut With Bonhams

    Years before Yayoi Kusama could escape to Kyoto and later New York City, her only respite from her overbearing family was visiting a river that flowed behind her house. Two early Kusama works available in an upcoming Bonhams auction, Hudson River and Mississippi River, reflect these moments of tranquility. Kusama…

    Hudson River by Yayoi Kusama
  • Auction Industry

    Never-Before-Seen Yayoi Kusama Artworks from Dr. Hirose’s Private Collection Come to Auction

    Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama’s artworks convey the story of her lifelong struggles and her heartfelt emotions. “With just one polka dot, nothing can be achieved. In the universe, there is the sun, the moon, the earth, and hundreds of millions of stars,” says Kusama about her repetitive, bright-colored polka…

    Never-Before-Seen Yayoi Kusama Artworks from Dr. Hiroses Private Collection Come to Auction3
  • Auction Industry

    Mentoring Letters by Georgia O’Keeffe Come to Auction With Bonhams

    This month, Bonhams will offer a collection of letters written by Georgia O’Keeffe to a younger woman artist. For nearly a decade, O’Keeffe offered practical suggestions, financial assistance, and emotional support to her recipient. The letters also fit into O’Keeffe’s long history of mentorship. Auction Daily looks back at O’Keeffe’s…

    Mentoring Letters by Georgia OKeeffe Come to Auction With Bonhams1
  • Auction Preview

    Christie’s Will Offer Selection of Contemporary Asian Artworks

    Christie's upcoming auction will explore the world of contemporary Asian art with works from Walasse Ting, Tatsuo Miyajima, Aya Takano, Yayoi Kusama, and others. One of the leading lots is Walasse Ting’s acrylic painting. Ting was a 20th-century Abstract Expressionist celebrated for his vibrant palettes on rice paper. With fluorescent…

    WALASSE TING (DING XIONGQUAN, 1928-2010)
  • Art World

    2021 Art Market Predictions From Art Advisor Elisa Carollo

    Photo of Elisa Carollo. After witnessing the cancellation of almost every major art fair in 2020, making art market predictions for 2021 is an intimidating task. Elisa Carollo, art advisor and Milan Editor of Art She Says, was nonetheless up for the challenge when Auction Daily spoke with her earlier…

    2021 Art Market Predictions From Art Advisor Elisa Carollo1
  • Auction Result

    China Guardian Hong Kong August Auction brings $ 1 million

    Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Nets. Painted in 1993. Acrylic on canvas, 15.8 x 22.7 cm. HK$ 1,888,000 / US$ 242,051. World Auction Record for a Same-size Infinity Nets Series. HONG KONG.-China Guardian Hong Kong August Auction 2020 “To Youth: Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art” completed with outstanding results following the success…

    China Guardian Hong Kong August Auction brings $ 1 million
  • Auction Preview

    Trespassing

    Brian Donnelly, who works professionally as KAWS, is an American artist whose figurative cast sculptures bridge the distance between fine and commercial art. KAWS formerly worked as a freelance animator for 101 Dalmatians. He also worked as a night graffiti artist, and these illegal paintings created a framework for his…

    KATHERINE BERNHARDT (B.1975)
  • Exhibitions

    Yayoi Kusama Retrospective at Gropius Bau Postponed to March 2021

    After debuting at Gropius Bau, the exhibition was scheduled to travel to Museum Ludwig in Cologne and the Fondation Beyeler in Basel. Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirror Room – Phalli’s Field, 1965. © YAYOI KUSAMA, courtesy: Ota Fine Arts, Victoria Miro & David Zwirner Yayoi Kusama is one of Japan’s most important…

    Yayoi Kusama Retrospective at Gropius Bau Postponed to March 2021
  • Exhibitions

    KAWS Augmented-Reality Exhibition Expanded for Social Distancing

    With galleries, museums, and auction houses moving to online spaces due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the art market is experiencing an influx of new technologies and mediums. KAWS joins numerous other artists in this transition by collaborating with Acute Art, an augmented-reality platform.  KAWS’ EXPANDED HOLIDAY digital project launched earlier…

    KAWS Augmented-Reality Exhibition Expanded for Social Distancing
  • Auction Preview

    Fine Art Fall Selections

    The upcoming Fine Art Fall Selections auction offered by Hindman shows the evolution of modern art across the last two centuries. This sale of fine art and sculpture ranges from chaotic collages to symmetrical, minimalistic prints. One featured lot is Play Again, a mixed media painting from the Clayton brothers.…

    Jim McHugh (American, 20th Century) David Hockney painting Chloe and Untitled (Los Angeles Scene)
  • Auction Preview

    Post-War to Present

    The Post-War to Present auction, offered by Christie's, presents fine art produced by some of the most notable artists of the 20th century, as well as emerging voices.  Andy Warhol's "Flowers" headlines with an estimated value of $1.5 to $2 million. For the leading figure in pop art, the "Flowers"…

    Post-War to Present/Auctiondaily
  • Auction Preview

    Contemporary Curated

    Sotheby's Contemporary Curated auction is a powerful exhibition of the post-war period. The auction presents works from The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, and The Drawing Center as well as from private collections. It is curated by renowned chef Massimo Bottura. The resulting selection proves that a passion for food…

    Kerry James Marshall/Auctiondaily