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Yayoi Kusama

How Yayoi Kusama Invented The Selfie-Friendly Art Show

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.21.2015 | Arts

In 1965, just seven years after Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama moved to New York, her installation "Infinity Mirror Room -- Phalli's Field" opened...

Is The Broad a Great Public Collection or "The Largest Vanity Project of Our Lifetime"?

MutualArt | Posted 09.26.2015 | Arts

One can hope that through special exhibitions and new acquisitions (it estimates that it averages one new acquisition a week), The Broad will discover, and embrace, its obligation to the public to truly represent the art of our time.

Yayoi Kusama: Let's Fight Together

Louisiana Channel | Posted 09.17.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Welcome to the magical, polka-dotted, pumpkin-filled world of the legendary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who uses her art to fight for love and peace. We had the pleasure of meeting the 86-year-old Kusama in her colourful Tokyo-studio.

Summer Getaways: 10 Best Outdoor Sculpture Destinations in Europe

MutualArt | Posted 07.24.2015 | Arts

Art and nature: the outdoor sculpture park offers the best of both worlds. Especially during the summer holidays, when we're eager to trade in weary museum-legs for the invigorating effects of the nature hike, without sacrificing the need to view and appreciate great artworks.

Top Art Exhibits to Catch In NYC, Spring/Summer 2015 Edition

Nana Meriwether | Posted 06.02.2015 | New York
Nana Meriwether

If your spring awakening has been slow to start, may I suggest a cultural catalyst to help; Ascend from your wintry slump with a visit to some of the city's current art exhibits.

Hidden Gems and Unforgotten Histories: America Is Hard to See at the New Whitney

MutualArt | Posted 06.29.2015 | Arts

While it skews predictably toward a New York-centric perspective, it succeeds in many ways by introducing the works of lesser-known or hitherto marginalized artists alongside canonical classics.

A Pioneering Contemporary Collection Travels to São Paulo

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 06.20.2015 | Arts

The Inhotim Collection is billed as "the only Brazilian Institute with a world-class collection of contemporary art continuously on display."

Everything You Need To Know About The World's Most Famous Visual Artist

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.08.2015 | Arts

Yayoi Kusama was born on March 22, 1929, in Matsumoto, Japan. At 10 years old, she began to experience hallucinations, specifically, of polka ...

Investment or Impulse: What Kind of Collector Are You?

MutualArt | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts

Do you consider long and hard before purchasing a piece or do you buy on impulse? Does your collection have a particular historic or geographic focus or does it follow the whims of your personal taste?

15 Badass Art World Heroines Over 70 Years Old

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.14.2015 | Arts

They came. They created. They conquered. The following 15 women defeated the odds, inscribing their names in art history and forever changing its ...

Fall Highlights: Yayoi Kusama's New Pumpkin-Themed Show Debuts in London

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts

One of 2012's surprise hit shows in London was Yayoi Kusama's retrospective at Tate Modern. Partly, it was that the work was so good -- playful, hyper-real, immersive pieces.

10 Famous Drawings By Art History's Iconic Women

Posted 02.15.2014 | Arts

It's no secret that female artists have been overlooked and underestimated throughout art history. From painting to sculpture to photography, art tome...

6 Artists on Decisive Moments

Louisiana Channel | Posted 03.08.2014 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Six acclaimed artists reveal a decisive moment in their life -- a strong personal experience which became crucial in their development, and in shaping their work as artists.

Public Art: Here, There, Everywhere

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.09.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Driving through Downtown LA along Main Street, I saw a rather dramatic mural of a single, moody cartoon-like figure decorating the wall of a rather nondescript commercial building.

So, Is This The New Rain Room?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.18.2013 | Arts

Things we loved about MoMA's Rain Room, the art installation that swept New York City earlier this year: the way the ethereal space mimicked the natur...

The Polka Dot Priestess Continues Her Reign In Brazil

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.21.2013 | Arts

Miss Yayoi Kusama, otherwise known as the Priestess of the Polka Dot, began hallucinating spots atop the surfaces of her world at young age. In these ...

The Polka Dot Queen Speaks!

Posted 06.28.2013 | Arts

When it comes to an artist as idiosyncratic and colorful as Yayoi Kusama, a straight-laced interview just doesn't seem quite right. That's why we're o...

LOOK: Love Transformed Into Dots

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.20.2013 | Arts

No artist embodies a life of obsession quite like Yayoi Kusama. As a child, she began seeing polka dots everywhere she went. For over 70 years the eni...


Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts

An art exhibition centered around the theme of love has the dangerous potential to be mushy, cheesy and highly predictable. Yet "All You Need Is Love,...


Posted 03.23.2013 | Arts

This week we got a whole new batch of artwork from the artist formerly known as President Bush and we celebrated some holy dates in art and music hist...

Happy Birthday, Yayoi Kusama!

Posted 03.22.2013 | Arts

Today is the 84th birthday of avant-garde artist and high priestess of the polka dot, Yayoi Kusama. The Japanese artist began her career in the la...

Asia's Biggest Art Stars Battle At Auction

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.05.2012 | Arts

A slew of Asia's biggest contemporary art stars are ready to stir the waters of the auction world this week, as works by internationally known figures...

Can You Guess How Much This Pumpkin Costs?

Posted 10.04.2012 | Arts

We can almost guarantee that you'll never guess how much this pumpkin costs. Yayoi Kusama, Pumpkin (2000), Acrylic on canvas, 53.3 x 65.4 cm ...

High-Priced Yayoi Kusama Works Head To Christie's

Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

Yayoi Kusama has certainly been upholding her moniker as the polka-dotted queen as of late, imposing her reign of fantastical dots on New York these p...

A Louis Vuitton Manicure For A Fraction Of The Cost

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

New York City has exploded with polka dots thanks to Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Louis Vuitton has decked out its Fifth Avenue flagship store in cel...