Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese author and artist. At first Kusama studied traditional Japanese art, but later she became increasingly interested in western art.
In the late 1950s she moved to New York where she was influenced by the abstract Expressionist movement. At the same time, she began to work more with sculpture and installations, and became a part of the New York art scene in which Andy Warhol was active. She moved back to Japan in the early 1970s.
According to the H1 2018 - Global Art Market Report published by Artprice a few days ago, the art market is maturing, growing in stability, and has seen a substantial increase in turnover throughout the first half of 2018. The report reveals positive economic indicators, a rise in Modern Art sales, as well as the top 20 selling artists of the first half of 2018.