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 Yayoi Kusama  (1929 - )

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Lived/Active: New York / Japan      Known for: obsessive pattern painting, collage, sculpture

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BIOGRAPHY for Yayoi Kusama
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1929 (Matsumoto-shi, Nagano-Ken, Japan)
 
Lived/Active
New York / Japan


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obsessive pattern painting, collage, sculpture

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Born in Matsumoto-shi, Nagano-Ken, Japan, Yayoi Kusama became a colorful personality in the New York art world of the 1960s and has been described as an "outsider, eccentric, an obsessive, a femme fatale and a nonentity"

Her paintings reflect childhood hallucinations, and her art has been an attempt to exorcise those demons.  In the late 1950s, she began a series of Infinity Net Paintings that reflected with dots, nets and flowers her childhood affliction of suffering fr (showing 500 of 2231 characters).



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