“Yayoi Kusama: Eternity of Eternal Eternity” at the National Museum of Art, Osaka, presents the “late” style of the internationally renowned artist.

The works are nearly all new — the product of a surge of activity from 2004 that resulted in two series: “Love Forever” and “My Eternal Soul.” They are far tamer than her early works from the late 1950s, when she covered furniture in protruding soft phalluses and staged nude happenings, such as that of 1969 at the Rockefeller Garden at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Back then, as the artist explained, “I did body painting while my models f-cked a bronze sculpture by Maillol.”

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