Yayoi Kusama at Whitney Museum of American Art (8)

An exhibition of renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, opens at Whitney Museum of American Art at New York, from July 12th to September 30th, 2012. Yayoi Kusama is one of the important and influential Japanese artists.   Image credit: Yayoi Kusama, Late-night chat is filled with dreams, 2009

Yayoi Kusama at Whitney Museum of American Art (7)



Image credit: Yayoi Kusama, Αn encounter with a flowering season, 2009

She experimented in a variety of mediums. A precursor of pop art and a big influence for Andy Warhol, she started in the New York scene with pop art, but unfortunately largely forgotten.

It is difficult to say who influenced whom, but there are a lot of similarities with Niki de Saint Phalle and especially the famous Nanas.

I personally see that with her work she has influenced artist like Keith Harring, Claes Oldenburg and Ross Bleckner and Greek artist Alexis Akrithakis.



Recently she collaborated with Louis Vuitton to produce a series of Artistic projects and accessories.

Yayoi Kusama at Whitney Museum of American Art (3)

Image credit: Louis Vuitton

Yayoi Kusama at Whitney Museum of American Art (2)



Image credit: Louis Vuitton

Yayoi Kusama at Whitney Museum of American Art (1)

Image credit: Louis Vuitton

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