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Yayoi Kusama

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

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

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...

ALL YOU NEED IS...

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,...

THE WEEK IN ARTS & CULTURE

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...

The Week In Art & Culture

Posted 08.12.2012 | Arts

This was an action-packed week at the Huffington Post Arts & Culture... that's right, Arts & Culture. The two pages expressed their love and got marri...

PLAN ForYourArt: August 9-15

Bettina Korek | Posted 10.09.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Thursday is opening day for an installation by French artist Xavier Veilhan. Architectones features abstract and figurative sculptures placed throughout the property of the Richard Neutra VDL Research House.

From Psych Patient To Art Star: Talking To Kusama

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 08.08.2012 | Home

TOKYO -- Polka dots are Japanese avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama's lifelong inspiration, obsession and passion. And so they're everywhere – not...

10 Museum Shows To See Before Summer Ends

DNAinfo.com | Posted 08.08.2012 | New York

NEW YORK CITY — What better way to spend the hot and muggy days of August than to catch up on the city’s coolest museum shows before the summer en...

The Museum as Funhouse: Yayoi Kusama at the Whitney, Ghosts in the Machine at the New Museum, Century of the Child at MoMA

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.04.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

The wow kicks in early at these exceptional shows at museums uptown and down. First at the Whitney with Yayoi Kusama, next with Bridget Riley's Ghosts in the Machine at the New Museum, and at MoMA's Century of the Child.

Man Ray's Surreal Love (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.17.2012 | Arts

In 1929 Lee Miller approached Man Ray, an artist 17 years her senior, asking him to be her mentor. The elder artist reluctantly agreed, and they began...

Vuitton-Kusama Collection Has Us Seeing Dots

AP | By SAMANTHA CRITCHELL | Posted 09.09.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK -- French fashion house Louis Vuitton is again putting a bit of Japanese culture on the arms of its customers. The brand, best known for lea...

Artists Who Would Make Broadway Hits

Posted 07.02.2012 | Arts

This year, gold leaf master and notorious casanova Gustav Klimt celebrates his 150th anniversary. New York is celebrating with a retrospective of Klim...

Yayoi Kusama's Mind-Blowing New Retrospective

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.26.2012 | Arts

A 14-room Yayoi Kusama retrospective is making its way to New York. The exhibition invites viewers into the polka-dotted mind of an artist who has spe...

Kusama And Cornell, An Unlikely Bond

Heidi Kim Thompson | Posted 08.11.2012 | Arts
Heidi Kim Thompson

2012-06-11-pullquote.jpgYayoi Kusama's work is obsessive. Polka dots spread like infections across walls, canvases, objects.