Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Infinity plus 842500

Yoyoi Kusama not only brings in the crowds at the City Gallery, she was also top seller in Phillips de Pury and Company's contemporary art auction in the US this week. One of her Infinity Nets paintings (Infinity Nets T.W.A) from 2000 clocked up $1.28 million ($US842,500) matching the price paid for a Warhol Brillo Box. She joins Frida Kahlo, Marlene Dumas, Louise Bourgeois, Joan Mitchell and Natalia Goncharova in an exclusive club of women who have cracked the seven figure hammer price.
Image: Kusama featured in the Phillips de Pury catalogue