Inside the Mind of Yayoi Kusama

Born in Nagano, started to paint using polka dots and nets as motifs at around age ten and created fantastic paintings in watercolors, pastels and oils.

From Japan to the United States, to London, Paris, Milan and China, her life is full of art and…dots!

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Large paintings, soft sculptures, and environmental sculptures using mirrors and electric lights. Staged many happenings such as body painting festivals, fashion shows and anti-war demonstrations

From 1977 she voluntarily admitted herself to a mental hospital in Tokyo, where she has spent the rest of her life. From here, she has continued to produce artworks in a variety of mediums, as well as launching a literary career by publishing several novels, a poetry collection and an autobiography.

in 1983, her novel “The Hustlers Grotto of Christopher Street” won the Tenth Literary Award for New Writers from the monthly magazine Yasei Jidai.

In 2012 collaborated with Louis Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs on collaborative collection “LOUIS VUITTON × YAYOI KUSAMA Collection” and left her mark in the fashion industry forever.

Source: http://www.yayoi-kusama.jp/
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