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YAYOI KUSAMA (b. 1929)

 
YAYOI KUSAMA - Soaring Spirit - stainless steel balls and wire - 19 x 18 x 14 in. YAYOI KUSAMA - Soaring Spirit - stainless steel balls and wire - 19 x 18 x 14 in. YAYOI KUSAMA - Soaring Spirit - stainless steel balls and wire - 19 x 18 x 14 in. YAYOI KUSAMA - Soaring Spirit - stainless steel balls and wire - 19 x 18 x 14 in. YAYOI KUSAMA - Soaring Spirit - stainless steel balls and wire - 19 x 18 x 14 in. YAYOI KUSAMA - Soaring Spirit - stainless steel balls and wire - 19 x 18 x 14 in. YAYOI KUSAMA - Soaring Spirit - stainless steel balls and wire - 19 x 18 x 14 in. YAYOI KUSAMA - Soaring Spirit - stainless steel balls and wire - 19 x 18 x 14 in. YAYOI KUSAMA - Soaring Spirit - stainless steel balls and wire - 19 x 18 x 14 in. YAYOI KUSAMA - Soaring Spirit - stainless steel balls and wire - 19 x 18 x 14 in.
Soaring Spirit200619 x 18 x 14 in. stainless steel balls and wire
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Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Private Collection, New York
Private Collection, Puerto Rico

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