Yayoi Kusama: Pumpkin Yellow Plush (Large), 2004
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A soft pumpkin sculpture made of parachute nylon, a light and very strong material
21.65 in (55 cm)
Kusama once declared “My life is a dot lost among thousands of other dots”. She has created a universe made of psychedelic compositions inspired by her own hallucinations, and recognizable at first sight. She has been exhibited internationally for 50 years, alongside Andy Warhol, Yves Klein and Jasper Johns. After the great success of Kusama’s retrospective exhibition in 2011 at the Pompidou Centre, Louis Vuitton paid tribute to her work by creating an entire collection based on her dot motifs.
Born in 1929 in Matsumoto, Japan, Kusama briefly studied painting in Kyoto before moving to New York City in the late 1950s. Since her first solo show in her native Japan in 1952, the artist’s work has been featured widely in both solo and group presentations. In the mid-1960s, she established herself in New York as an important avant-garde artist by staging groundbreaking and influential happenings, events, and exhibitions. Her work gained widespread recognition in the late 1980s after a number of international solo exhibitions, including shows at the Center for International Contemporary Arts, New York and the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England, both taking place in 1989. She represented Japan in 1993 at the 45th Venice Biennale to much critical acclaim.