Yayoi Kusama

When 12 Jul 2012 - 30 Sep 2012
Where Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
New York, NY
United States

Yayoi Kusama, Accumulation, c. 1963. Courtesy of the artist and Whitney Museum of American Art

July 12 – September 30 2012

Press Release:

Well known for her use of dense patterns of polka dots and nets, as well as her intense, large-scale environments, Yayoi Kusama works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance, and immersive installation. Born in Japan in 1929, Kusama came to the United States in 1957 and quickly found herself at the epicenter of the New York avant-garde. After achieving fame through groundbreaking exhibitions and art “happenings,” she returned to her native country in 1973 and is now one of Japan’s most prominent contemporary artists. This retrospective features works spanning Kusama’s career.

Kusama’s Fireflies on the Water, a work in the Whitney’s collection, is being shown in conjunction with Yayoi Kusama and is on view in the Lobby Gallery.

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