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Yayoi Kusama; Red and Yellow Pumpkin, two
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Lot 16

Japanese 1929-
Red and Yellow Pumpkin, two
each stamped with the artist's copyright on the underside
published by Benesse Holdings, Inc., Naoshima, Japan
painted cast resin, each in their original paper covered boxes
10,2 by 8,3 by 8,3cm each

Sold for R 85 000
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 96 730

Estimate R 30 000 - 50 000

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“Pumpkins are lovable

And their wonderfully wild and humorous atmosphere

Never ceases to capture the hearts of people

I adore pumpkins

As my spiritual home since childhood, and with their infinite spirituality

They contribute to the peace of mankind across the world

And to the celebration of humanity

And by doing so, they make me feel at peace 

Pumpkins bring about poetic peace in my mind 

Pumpkins talk to me

Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins

Giving off an aura of my sacred mental state 

They embody a base for the joy of living

A living shared by all of humankind on the earth 

It is for the pumpkins that I keep on going” 


Yayoi Kusama, On Pumpkins, Courtesy of Victoria Miro, 2014.

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