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About Yayoi Kusama

Avant-garde Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama was an influential figure in the postwar New York art scene, staging provocative happenings and exhibiting works such as her “Infinity Nets”, hallucinatory paintings of loops and dots (and physical representations of the idea of infinity). Narcissus Garden, an installation of hundreds of mirrored balls, earned Kusama notoriety at the 1966 Venice Biennale, where she attempted to sell the individual spheres to passersby. Kusama counted Donald Judd and Eva Hesse among her close friends, and is often considered an influence on Andy Warhol and a precursor to Pop art. Since her return to Japan in the 1970s, Kusama's work has continued to appeal to the imagination and the senses, including dizzying walk-in installations, public sculptures, and the "Dots Obsessions" paintings.

Japanese, b. 1929, Matsumoto City, Japan, based in Tokyo, Japan

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Yayoi Kusama: In Infinity, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
2016
Yayoi Kusama, Victoria Miro, London
2015
YAYOI KUSAMA, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek
2015
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Theory, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
1997
Dots Obsession, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Yayoi Kusama: In Infinity, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
2016
Yayoi Kusama, Victoria Miro, London
2015
YAYOI KUSAMA, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek
2015
YAYOI KUSAMA, Whitestone Gallery, Hong Kong
2015
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Theory, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
2011
Yayoi Kusama, Gagosian Gallery, Rome
1997
Dots Obsession, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Carol Bove meets Zero, Galerie Koch, Hannover
2016
PROTEST, Victoria Miro, London
2016
Masters of Distinction, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2015
Gallery Collection, Whitestone Gallery, Hong Kong
2015
The Inaugural Installation, The Broad, Los Angeles
2015
Gallery Collection, Whitestone Gallery, Hong Kong
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