“Polka dots can’t stay alone. When we obliterate nature and our bodies with polka dots we become part of the unity of our environments.” Yayoi Kusama.
Yayoi Kusama posing with a horse in a happening titled “Horse Play” in Woodstock, New York in 1967. Kusama currently holds the auction price record the highest price paid at auction for a work by a living female artist is $7.1m (£4.85m). She’ll be part of Saachi London first all female #exhibition called ‘Champagne Life’
Yayoi Kusama (草間 彌生 or 弥生 born March 22, 1929) is a Japanese artist and writer. Throughout her career she has worked in a wide variety of media, including painting, collage, scat sculpture, performance art, and environmental installations, most of which exhibit her thematic interest in psychedelic colors, repetition and pattern. A precursor of the pop art, minimalist and feminist art movements, Kusama influenced contemporaries such as Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg. Although largely forgotten after departing the New York art scene in the early 1970s, Kusama is now acknowledged as one of the most important living artists to come out of Japan, and an important voice of the avant-garde.