Yayoi Kusama Exhibit Comes to Dallas Museum of Art
The works of Japanese artist and writer Yayoi Kusama are on display at the Dallas Museum of Art through February 25. “Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I have for the Pumpkins” is one of the artist’s signature “Infinity Mirror Rooms.” This is the first mirror pumpkin room created by Kusama since 1991 and the only “Infinity Mirror Room” of its kind in a North American collection. The exhibit focuses on a series of acrylic yellow gourds covered in black polka dots, one of her frequently used symbols.
The avant-garde artist was an influential figure in the postwar New York art scene, staging provocative happenings and exhibiting works such as her “Infinity Nets,” her physical representation of the idea of infinity. “Narcissus Garden,” an installation of hundreds of mirrored balls, earned Kusama notoriety at the 1966 Venice Biennale, where she attempted to sell the individual spheres to passersby. Kusama is often considered an influence on Andy Warhol and a precursor to Pop art. Now 88 years old and living back in Japan since the 1970s, Kusama’s work continues to appeal to the imagination and the senses of many around the world.
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