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Yayoi Kusama's Pumpkin: Can You Guess How Much It Costs?

10/04/2012 08:47 am ET

We can almost guarantee that you'll never guess how much this pumpkin costs.

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Yayoi Kusama, Pumpkin (2000), Acrylic on canvas, 53.3 x 65.4 cm

Designed by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, this particular objet d'art would set you back about $90,000 to $120,000 at auction if all goes as planned this month. It's part of Sotheby's October sale in Hong Kong, where Kusama's yellow and black squash is set for the auction block alongside other works of contemporary Asian art.

According to a press release for the October 7th auction, Kusama's family owned an entire storehouse full of pumpkins during World War II. At the time, other food sources were scarce, so the artist developed a fondness for the bulbous squash, which she sees as a symbol of growth and fertility.

The pricey pumpkin would make a great Halloween decoration for the art-inclined with a hundred grand to spare. What do you think, will the polka dot queen's ode to the jack-o-lantern make it on your wall this fall?

For more of Kusama's work, see the slideshow below.

Yayoi Kusama

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