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“Infinity Nets (Fresh Verdure)” (1990) is a stunning, abstract painting in brilliant green and white, by famed Japanese Contemporary artist, Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929). Although her œuvre is incredibly varied, Kusama's best works—an ongoing series of paintings called "Infinity Nets", to which this painting belongs—may be among the most visually complex and conceptually provocative paintings being created today. Kusama described her Infinity Nets as a pattern "without beginning, end, or center. The entire canvas would be occupied by [a] monochromatic net. This endless repetition caused a kind of dizzy, empty, hypnotic feeling." “Infinity Nets (Fresh Verdure)” measures 6.25 x 9 inches (15.8 x 22.7 cm) is framed to larger dimensions, in mint condition, and is accompanied by supporting paperwork, formally registered as "No. 0973" with the Studio of the Artist. This registration number will always remain valid and can be used to re-confirm Authenticity by the winning bidder at any time.

Kusama was born in Matsumoto City, Japan and began painting at the age of ten, as a means of escaping a childhood of neglect and expressing her early experiences with hallucinogenic visions. These apparitions consisted of dots and patterns enveloping her surroundings, suggesting issues of mental illness which have continued to strongly influence her work. For her oeuvre, Kusama has received numerous awards and honors, including the 1996 International Art Critic Association Prize, the 2000 Education Minister’s Art Encouragement Prize & Foreign Minister’s Commendations, and the 2003 Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Her work has been widely exhibited in major museums and galleries throughout the world, and has recently been the subject of a retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2012); Opera Gallery, Hong Kong, China (2012); Tate Modern, London, England (2012); the National Museum of Art Osaka, Osaka, Japan (2012); Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2011); Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia (2011); and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain (2011).
Selected Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.
National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan.
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan.
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea.

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Catalogue Raisonné: Formally Registered as "No.0973" with the Studio of the Artist
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  • The Studio of The Artist. Private Collection, Korea.
  • Pickup Location: South Korea
  • Shipping Dimensions: 6.25 x 9 in. (15.88 x 22.86 cm.)
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