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YAYOI KUSAMA

Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 18, 2023
Is this Yayoi Kusama's final evolution?
A recent branding campaign with luxury brand Louis Vuitton raises the question: Is she still interesting?
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 8, 2022
Now arriving: Yayoi Kusama and Kiki Smith’s Grand Central Madison mosaics
Beach scenes, wild turkeys and fantastic abstract forms in glass grace the M.T.A.u2019s new Long Island Rail Road terminal, with works by other artists.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Nov 8, 2022
Notes from Setouchi: At Naoshima, three giants of Japanese art wrestle for attention
In spaces that opened earlier this year on Naoshima, the severe architecture of Tadao Ando brings a new edge to the art of Yayoi Kusama and Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
May 6, 2021
Yayoi Kusama's dots and flowers breathe life into pandemic-hit New York
The avant-garde artist's signature motif has been taken to the New York Botanical Garden.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 14, 2019
At 90, artist Yayoi Kusama has plans for Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade balloon and New York installation
Multimedia artist Yayoi Kusama is keeping up a torrid pace at 90 — backing up sold-out exhibits at museums around the world with fresh works, more shows and even a balloon designed for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Nov 7, 2019
Yayoi Kusama: The underdog story of a Japanese art maverick
A documentary tells the story of Yayoi Kusama's battles with racism, sexism and mental illness during her 70-plus years of creating art.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 26, 2018
Yayoi Kusama and Takashi Murakami consider legal action against fake exhibitions in China
Exhibitions of works passed off as those by renowned Japanese artists Yayoi Kusama and Takashi Murakami have been held in China recently, and the two artists are considering legal action to seek criminal charges, their lawyers have said.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jun 3, 2018
Yayoi Kusama in Jakarta: She'll be your mirror
"Life is the Heart of a Rainbow," the Yayoi Kusama exhibition now on at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Jakarta, is the first retrospective of the artist Indonesia has ever hosted.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 9, 2018
Buy what you like, sell what the market fancies: Top collectors reveal how to make a fortune in art
Andy Warhol once said: "Making money is art." But what about making money from art?
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 20, 2018
The best pick and mix of modern art
The current exhibition at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art could be considered a retrospective of Toshio Hara's career as a collector. Surprisingly, given that the museum was founded in 1979, it's the first time that the director and president has personally curated a show there, and the title is the pretty no-nonsense: "My Favorites: Toshio Hara Selects from the Permanent Collection."
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 12, 2017
It has been a year of new museums, galleries and inventive renovations
From polka-dot emporiums and oceanfront observatories to a new-generation castle museum, a raft of eclectic new cultural spaces have been showcased over the past year across Japan. Here are a few highlights that have either opened or been renovated across the country in recent months.
CULTURE / Art
Dec 12, 2017
Bohemia along the Sumida: In search of cultural capital
On paper, the Japanese government supports the arts, which are considered important vehicles for promoting Japanese culture globally, enhancing the country's image as a tourist destination and stimulating declining regional economies. But, where does the content for Japan's increasing number of art festivals actually come from? There are no national mechanisms for supporting individual artists, with funding programs primarily aimed at institutions and community initiatives.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Nov 1, 2017
Yayoi Kusama’s polka dots and pumpkins exhibit a hot ticket in LA
Outside The Broad contemporary museum in downtown Los Angeles, a line of people stretched down an entire block, nearly a week after the sold-out "Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors" exhibition opened on Oct. 21.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 26, 2017
Beset by visions, artist Yayoi Kusama has no intention of slowing down
Avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama, whose work commands some of the highest prices of any living female artist, said on Tuesday that at age 88, she still fills her days painting and has no intention of slowing down.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Aug 16, 2017
Famed artist Yayoi Kusama to open her own Tokyo museum
Yayoi Kusama, avant-garde artist world-renowned for her obsessive polka dot and net paintings, is opening a museum in the center of Tokyo this fall, the new museum said on its website.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 28, 2017
Japan's museums relaxing no-photos policy in keeping with smartphone realities
A growing number of museums in the country are looking to abandon their no-photos policy amid the rising popularity of smartphones and calls to conform to more liberal global practices.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Apr 4, 2017
Kusama and her infinite appeal
Yayoi Kusama's work has a direct and immediate visual impact. Her obsessions with dots, pumpkins and floppy phalluses have become big crowd pleasers after a spotty career of avant-garde agitation and mental-health issues. The auction house Christie's says she is "now the highest-selling living female artist." Her solo show, "My Eternal Soul," is part of The National Art Center, Tokyo's celebration of its 10th anniversary, so expect queues and crowds for this frenetic extravaganza of color and confessional declarations.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 1, 2017
'Art Brut' exhibition in Tokyo to shine light on creating inclusive society
"Polka-Dot Princess" Yayoi Kusama illuminated the links between creativity and mental illness with her arrival on the New York pop art scene in 1957.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 7, 2017
'The Collection of Matsumoto City Museum of Art: Connections, Nature and Yayoi Kusama'
Feb. 11-March 12
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel / PHOTO ESSAY
Jan 14, 2017
Echigo-Tsumari: Creative adventures on the art field
It's winter. Inclement weather in December far north of Tokyo should come as no surprise: the farms and forests are normally blanketed in snow. So while preparing for our stay at the "House of Light," an installation in Niigata Prefecture by U.S. conceptual artist James Turrell, we aren't deterred when we receive a call from the "House's" staff warning us to anticipate snowfall.

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