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Leading global artists based on domestic auction turnover Japan 2019

In 2019, works of art created by Kaws generated around 3.2 million U.S. dollars at auctions conducted in Japan, representing the highest turnover among international artists during that year. Kaws, also known as Brian Donnelly, is an American artist born in 1974. He is best known for his 3D figures, art toys, and iconic character Companion. In terms of Japanese artists, Yayoi Kusama was the leading artist at auctions conducted in the country in 2019.

Leading international fine art artists based on domestic auction turnover in Japan in 2019

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March 2020



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turnover from auctions conducted within Japan

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1 U.S. dollar equals 104.86 Japanese yen or 0.846 euros as of September 2020.
Figures have been rounded.

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