More about Yayoi Kusama

Regular readers will know I’m a big fan of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. I’ve already done two posts about her (here and here) , because I find both her art and her personality fascinating. Despite now being ninety years old and living in a psychiatric facility, Yayoi Kusama is more prolific than ever. According to the New York Times, the show openings of the ‘Japanese mastermind of obsessively dotted paintings, hallucinatory pumpkins and sometimes blandly decorative installations, have become the art world’s equivalent of Star Wars premieres.’

 

Yayoi Kusama infinity room at Zwirner Gallery, New York
Yayoi Kusama infinity room. Photo: from David Zwirner Gallery

 

Her new exhibition at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York is entitled ‘Every day I pray for love,’ and features one of her famous infinity rooms, a mirrored chamber filled with reflective steel orbs. The exhibition is free, but the public will have to wait for hours in line, and can expect to stay in the infinity room for a minute at most.

You can read an article about it on Artnet News (here)

For the Paris art fair FIAC 2019 in October, Kusama also had one her spotty pumpkins set at the Place de Vendôme. This was a gigantic, 10m high inflatable structure covered in black dots.

 

8 thoughts on “More about Yayoi Kusama

  1. I have been lucky enough to see a couple of her works. Two of her pumpkins are on the art island, Naoshima in Japan. Then she set up a domestic room, with furniture, curtains etc, in the main public gallery here. Every visitor had the chance to stick a paper poppy wherever, so over the course of the exhibition the room became covered in red poppies. It was a thrilling concept!

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  2. WOW. Thank you Marina. Sending you love and good wishes always. Now living in San Diego Southern California. Keep well and happy please. I hope you are still riding. Ilona and I are very happy together.

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  3. WOW. Thank you Marina. Sending you love and good wishes always. Now living in San Diego Southern California. Keep well and happy please. I hope you are still riding. Ilona and I are very happy together.

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