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Yayoi Kusama

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installation view, 2006 © Maya Lin
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NETS-INFINITY OPQR (detail) , 2007 Acrylic and Enamel on Canvas 102 X 76 3/8 Inches © Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery, New York
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Compulsion Furniture (Accumulation), 1964 Photocollage and Paint 8 X 9-7/8 Inches (20.4 X 25.1 Cm)
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I WANT TO LIVE FOREVER, 2008 Acrylic on Canvas 5 Panels: 89 1/2 X 357 1/2 Inches Overall (227 X 908 Cm) © courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery- 24th St.
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Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity, 2009 Mixed Media Installation 163 1/2 X 163 1/2 X 113 1/4 Inches (415 X 415 X 287.4 Cm) © courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery- 24th St.
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Dots Obsession
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Flower XL, 1993 Silkscreen 24 X 29 Inches © James Cohan Gallery Shanghai
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Pumpkin Chess, 2003
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Dancing Pumpkin, 2004 Screenprint © retained by artist
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© Courtesy of the artist & Victoria Miro Gallery
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Self-Obliteration (Auto-obliteración), 1967 © Courtesy of the artist & Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
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Heart Flowers, 2011 © Courtesy of the Artist and Victoria Miro Gallery
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Victoria Miro Gallery
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Untitled , 1985 Oil on Canvas Canvas: 35 3/4 X 28 3/4 In. © Gift of Regina K. Fadiman Trust, Stephen O. Lesser Trustee
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© Courtesy of the artist and Centre Pompidou
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© Centre Pompidou
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Flowers that bloom at midnight (detail), 2010 Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, Urethane Paint | Installation View at Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles © Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery/Ota Fine Arts
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The Passing Winter , 2005 (detail) © Tate. Presented by the Asia Pacific Acquisitions Committee 2008. Photo: Tate Photography
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Victoria Miro Gallery
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Joy I Feel when Love has Blossomed , 2009 © Yayoi Kusama and © Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc.
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Accumulation, c. 1963 Sewn and Stuffed Fabric, Wood Chair Frame, Paint 35 1/2 × 38 1/2 × 35 In. (90.2 × 97.8 × 88.9 Cm) © Courtesy of the artist & Whitney Museum of American Art
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Fireflies on the Water, 2002 Mirror, Plexiglass, 150 Lights and Water 111 × 144 1/2 × 144 1/2 In. (281.9 × 367 × 367 Cm) Overall © Courtesy of the artist & Whitney Museum of American Art
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White Dots, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 57 3/8 X 57 3/8 Inches (145.5 X 145.5 Cm) © Courtesy of the Artist and Gagosian Gallery - Beverly Hills
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Love Forever [TAOW], 2004 Silkscreen on Canvas 130.3 X 162 Cm © Ota Fine Arts
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Dots-Obsession(Tosia), 2008 Urethane Resin on Canvas 76 3/8 X 76 3/8 Inches (194 X 194 Cm) © Courtesy of the Artist and Gagosian Gallery - Beverly Hills
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Dawn, 1954 Watercolor on Paper 26 X 21 ½ Inches
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Narcissus Garden, 1966/2004 500 Stainless Steel Spheres Each 15 In, 31.8 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & Robert Miller Gallery
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Splendour of Love, 2013 © Courtesy of the Artist and Victoria Miro Gallery
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The Daybreak: The Arrival of Morning, 2010 © Courtesy of the Artist and Victoria Miro Gallery
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Installation View © Courtesy of the artist & SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum
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© Courtesy of the artist & Malba – Fundación Costantini, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Victoria Miro Mayfair
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Infinity Nets, 1990 Acrylic on Canvas 35 7/8 X 28 3/4 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist and John Berggruen Gallery
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Increment in the Spring , 1986 Mixed Media Signed on Bottom in English, Date 1986, and Titled in Japanese 100 X 60 X 30 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & The de Sarthe Gallery
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Pumpkin (M), 2014 © Courtesy of the Artist and Victoria Miro Gallery
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LOVE IS CALLING, 2013 © Courtesy of the artist & The David Zwirner, Victoria Miro Gallery, Ota Fine Arts, Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc
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Visionary Death, 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 76 3/8 X 76 3/8 Inches (194 X 194 Cm) © Yayoi Kusama. Courtesy KUSAMA Enterprise
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Robert Miller Gallery
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Accumulation No. 1, 1962 Sewn Stuffed Fabric, Paint, and Chair Fringe 37 X 39 X 43″ (94 X 99.1 X 109.2 Cm) © The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase
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Infinity Nets PEEA, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 40 X 40 Inches
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Chandelier of Grief, 2016 Steel, Alumunium, One-way Mirror, Acrylic, Chandelier, Motor, Plastic, LED 353.8 X 556.3 X 481.8 Cm; 139 1/4 X 219 1/8 X 189 3/4 in © Courtesy of the Artist and Victoria Miro Gallery
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Face of Youth, 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 194 X 194 X 7 Cm; 76 3/8 X 76 3/8 X 2 3/4 in © Courtesy of the Artist and Victoria Miro Mayfair
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Splendor of life that lasts till it burns out, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 194 X 194 Cm © Yayoi Kusama. Image courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/ Singapore Sharjah Art Foundation Collection
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Birth year
1929
Lives in
Tokyo
Works in
Tokyo
Current Exhibitions and Events
Nov, 2016
The Path to Enlightenment
Michel Rein Brussels
Oct, 2016
Dot Obsessions
Sharjah Art Foundation
Mar, 2016
Statement

Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist. Her paintings, collages, soft sculptures, performance art and environmental installations all share an obsession with repetition, pattern, and accumulation. Her work shows some attributes of feminism, minimalism, surrealism, Art Brut, pop art, and abstract expressionism, and is infused with autobiographical, psychological, and sexual content.

Kusama is also a published novelist and poet, and has created notable work in film and fashion design. On 12th Nov 2008 Christies New York sold a work by her for $5,100,000, a record for a living female artist.

 

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