Yayoi Kusama (Japanese, 1929)

Yayoi Kusama

Japanese | 1929

Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese Postwar & Contemporary painter who was born in 1929. Her work is currently being shown at multiple venues like SFMOMA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Numerous key galleries and museums such as Rijksmuseum Amsterdam have featured Yayoi Kusama's work in the past.Yayoi Kusama's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging from 1 USD to 10,496,000 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Since 1998 the record price for this artist at auction is 10,496,000 USD for Untitled (Nets), sold at Phillips New York in 2022. Yayoi Kusama has been featured in articles for Galerie Magazine, Barron's and ArtDaily. The most recent article is In Sotheby’s Hong Kong Sales, a Story of Flips That Didn’t written for ARTnews in April 2024.

Artist's alternative names: Kusama Yayoi

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Current Exhibitions

Yayoi Kusama: Every Day I Pray For Love

Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
Minato-ku | Tokyo | Japan
Mar 02,2024 - Apr 20,2024

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms

Tate Modern
Bankside | London | UK
Mar 29,2021 - Apr 28,2024


"Cats, Owls, and Mountains" Have Taken Over the Tokyo Art Scene
Yayoi Kusama exhibition to bring art star’s infinity rooms and polka dots to NGV
The Art World This Week: Museum Fires Worker for Hanging His Own Painting, Women’s-only Exhibit Must Allow Male Visitors, Art Collective Steals Sink from The Met, and More


..Kusama nowadays is well known for her colourful and 'pop' works, as well as polka dots and pumpkin motifs, however the starting point can be said to be the monochrome 'Infinity Net' series...

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Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo

..Although the artist is now well-known for her colourful and 'pop' artworks, as well as polka dots and pumpkin motifs, the 'Infinity Nets' series could be said to be her starting point...

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Ota Fine Arts, Singapore

..Well-known for her repeating dot patterns, her art encompasses an astonishing variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance and immersive installation...

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Tate Modern

..Kusama is especially well known for these endlessly replicated polka-dots...

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HAM, Helsinki Art Museum

..Yayoi Kusama (born 1929) is well known for her universe of fresh colors and sprawling patterns that cover the surface of paintings, sculptures and entire rooms...

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Henie Onstad Art Center

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