Exhibitions
  • Yayoi Kusama, Pumpkin God, 1993, ed 120, 65.5×53.5 cm
  • Yayoi Kusama, PUMPKIN(GT), 1996, ed 120, 29.8×22.8 cm
  • Yayoi Kusama, PUMPKIN, 2005, ed 380, 14.0×20.0 cm
  • Yayoi Kusama, Flower, 1993, ed 160, 27.3×22.0 cm
  • Yayoi Kusama, Lemon Squash, 1992, ed 150, 27.5 × 22.0 cm
  • Yayoi Kusama, Hat, 1982, ed 100, 15.5 × 22.5 cm
Yayoi Kusama, Pumpkin God, 1993, ed 120, 65.5×53.5 cm Yayoi Kusama, PUMPKIN(GT), 1996, ed 120, 29.8×22.8 cm Yayoi Kusama, PUMPKIN, 2005, ed 380, 14.0×20.0 cm Yayoi Kusama, Flower, 1993, ed 160, 27.3×22.0 cm Yayoi Kusama, Lemon Squash, 1992, ed 150, 27.5 × 22.0 cm Yayoi Kusama, Hat, 1982, ed 100, 15.5 × 22.5 cm

Yayoi Kusama is one of the most famous contemporary artists to come from Japan and garnering immense praise all over the world.
Her most popular motifs, Pumpkin and other valuable original prints will be showcased.

Yayoi KusamaProfile

1929 Born in Nagano, Japan.
Started to paint using polka dots and nets as motifs at around age ten ,and created fantastic paintings in watercolors, pastels and oils.
1952 Held her first solo-exhibition in Matsumoto city, Nagano, Japan
1955 Send letters to Georgia O’Keeffe and was in correspondence with her.
1957 Went to the US, and started showing large paintings, soft sculptures, and environmental sculptures using mirrors and electric lights.
late 1960s Staged many happenings such as body painting festivals, fashion shows and anti-war demonstrations.
1968 The film “Kusama’s Self-Obliteration”which Kusama produced and starred in won a prize at the Fourth International Experimental Film Competition in Belgium and the Second Maryland Film Festival and the second prize at the Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Held exhibitions and staged happenings also in various countries in Europe.
 1973 Returned to Japan. While continuing to produce and show art works, Kusama issued a number of novels and anthologies.
 1983 The novel “The Hustlers Grotto of Christopher Street” won the Tenth Literary Award for New Writers from the monthly magazine Yasei Jidai.
 1986 Held solo exhibitions at the Musee Municipal, Dole and the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Calais, France.
1989 Held solo exhibitions at the Center for International Contemporary Arts, NY and the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England
1993 Participated in the 45th Venice Biennale.
 1994 Began to create open-air sculptures.
1996 Began to show works mainly at galleries in New York .
A solo show held in New York in the same year won the Best Gallery Show in 1995/96 and the Best Gallery Show in 1996/97 from the International Association of Art Critics  in 1996.
1998 From this year to 1999, a major retrospective of Kusama’s works which opened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art traveled to the Museum of Modern Art,
New York, the Walker Art Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.
 2000 Kusama won The Education Minister’s Art Encouragement Prize and Foreign-Minister’s Commendations.
Her solo exhibition that started at Le Consortium in France in the same year traveled to Maison de la culture du Japon, Paris, KUNSTHALLEN BRANDTS ÆDEFABRIK, Denmark, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, KUNSTHALLE Wien, Art Sonje Center, Seoul.
 2004 Solo exhibition “KUSAMATRIX” started at Mori Museum in Tokyo. This exhibition drew visitors totaling 520,000 people.
 In the same year, another solo exhibition started at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and traveled through Kyoto, Hiroshima, Kumamoto, Nagano. (continued in 2005)
2006 Gold Rays with Losette and The Praemium Imperiale -Painting-
 2008 Documentary film : “Yayoi Kusama, I adore myself” released in Japan.
 2012 Collaborated with Louis Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs on collaborative collection “LOUIS VUITTON × YAYOI KUSAMA Collection”.
 2014 Named “World’s Most Popular Living Artist” By The Art Newspape.
 2016 Named “the 100 Most Influential People” by the Time magazine.
Awards   Asahi Prize (2001), the Medal with Dark Navy Blue Ribbon (2002), the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres “Officier”, and the Nagano Governor Prize “for the contribution in encouragement of art and culture” (2003),  National Lifetime Achievement Awards, the Order of the Rising Sun (2006), Honored as Person of Cultural Merits in Japan (2009),
 Honored as Order of Cultural Merits in Japan (2016)

10/10/2018(wed) -  20/10/2018(sat)

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