Yayoi Kusama

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.

Exhibition Opening

Event Details:


  • When: 

    Thursday, July 12, 2012

  • Where: 

    Whitney Museum
    945 Madison Ave.
    New York, NY

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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