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Revisiting: Yayoi Kusama – February 2022

  • Analyst: Lindsay Dewar
  • Pages: 4
  • Access: Tracker
Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929, Japan) is one the world’s most beloved artists, known for her “Instagram-able” colourful pumpkins, polka dots and immersive infinity mirror rooms filled with lights.

Kusama’s auction market flourished in 2021, setting a new all-time high of $70.2 million (+112% from 2020), buoyed by the strengthening Asian market. Four out of the Top 5 prices were set in Hong Kong. This report also presents an in-depth analysis of Kusama’s ‘Pumpkin’ series.

This is the seventh of our Revisiting Reports – a series of auction trend analysis on individual artists. Previous editions include: Pablo PicassoYoshitomo NaraWayne ThiebaudShirin Neshat, Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol.

Analytical Tools: 
Yahoo Kusama Market Overview and Top Prices 
Price Breakdown by Sale Value and Volume
Comparative Performance: Auction House
Comparative Performance: Sale Location
Artist Confidence Indicator
Guarantee Value and Performance
Special Focus: ‘Pumpkin Series’