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  • Yayoi Kusama's Lemon Squash among highlights at Christie's
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    Paul Fraser
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Yayoi Kusama's Lemon Squash among highlights at Christie's

Yayoi Kusama's Lemon Squash (1991) is among the headline lots of Christie's First Open sale in Hong Kong on March 15 with a $380,000 - $500,000 estimate.

Kusama lemon squash
Kusama has lived in a psychiatric hospital since the 1970s

Kusama is best known for her large-scale psychedelic installations, which she developed during her time working in New York's avant-garde scene of the 1960s.

She returned to Japan in the 1970s, where she checked herself into a psychiatric hospital following a decline in her mental health. She has lived and worked in the hospital ever since.

Kusama is the world's most valuable living female artist, following the sale of a piece titled White No. 28 for $7.1m in 2014.

An untitled painting by Zao Wou-Ki is likely to prove another highlight, with a valuation of $370,000-440,000.

Wou-Ki was among the first Chinese artists to make an impact outside his homeland. He combined traditional painting techniques with Western avant-garde ideas.

In 2014, a new record for his work was set when Abstraction sold for $14.6m at Sotheby's inaugural sale in Beijing.

Christie's comments that the sale is intended to "present a comprehensive view of the depth and breadth of Eastern and Western art to new and seasoned collectors alike."

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  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
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