Pop and Contemporary Fine Art

Yayoi Kusama

(Japanese, b. 1929)

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Yayoi Kusama

Dancing Pumpkin YOR, 2004

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Yayoi Kusama

Flowers B, 2005

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Yayoi Kusama

Flowers C, 2005

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Yayoi Kusama

Inifinity Nets (YBL), 2004

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Yayoi Kusama

Inifinity Nets B, 2003

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Yayoi Kusama

Pumpkin T, 2003

Biography

Timeline

1929
Born: Nagano-Ken, Japan
1948 - 1951
Studied at the Arts and Crafts School, Kyoto, Japan
1948
Entered senior class at the Kyoto Municipal School of Arts & Crafts, Kyoto, Japan
1957 - 1958
Studied at the Art Students' League, New York, NY
1957
Moved to America, settled in Seattle, WA
1966
Became a US Citizen
1967
Won the Fourth Belgium International Short Film Prize
1968
'Self-Obliteration' is awarded at the 4th International Festival for Short-Films in Belgium
1973
Returned to Japan
1982
Golden prize from the Italian Academy of Arts

Exhibitions

2013 - 2014
Yayoi Kusama: Infinite Obsession, Centro Cultural Banco de Brasil, io de Janeiro (solo)
2013
Dynamo: Un Siecle de lumiere et de mouvement dans l'art 1913-2013/A Century of light and movement in art 1913-2013, Grand Palais, Paris
Yayoi Kusama: Eternity of Eternal Eternity, Shizuoka Prefectural museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan (solo)
Cinematic Visions: Painting at the Edge of Reality, Victoria Miro, London
Yayoi Kusama: Infinite Obsession, Malba - Fundacion Constantini, Buenos Aires (solo)
Yayoi Kusama: A Dream I Dreamed, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea (solo)
Yayoi Kusama, David Zwirner, New York, NY
2012
Drawings from the mid-50s - D'Amelio Terras, New York City, NY
Yayoi Kusama - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
Yayoi Kusama - Tate Modern, London (England)

Public Collections

The Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Tate Modern, London, UK
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Literature

2008
Jo Applin. Resisting Infinity, Yayoi Kusama. London: Victoria Miro Gallery, 2008 (cat.)