Monday, August 06, 2012

Yayoi Kusama at Whitney Museum of American Art

Went to see Yayoi Kusama show at the Whitney yesterday...

Stunning works...

Interesting furniture choices... They leave zero extra room for Freudian re-interpretation...

 I especially liked the giant colorful paintings pictured in The New York Times review of the Kusama show.

From their 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.

“Yayoi Kusama” continues through Sept. 30 at the Whitney Museum of American Art; (212) 570-3600, whitney.org.

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