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Yayoi Kusama

United States

Jonathan Goodman

YAYOI KUSAMA, In the Mid-Afternoon, 1998, mixed media, chair: 105 x 92 x 115 cm; table: 70 x 43 x 43 cm, courtesy Robert Miller Gallery, New York.

Her life the stuff of legend, Yayoi Kusama is known as much for her idiosyncratic behaviour and erotic aura as for her obsessively patterned art. The artist was born in 1929 to an affluent but troubled family: the father left home when Kusama was born, and the mother, a rigid woman, openly disapproved of Kusama's desire to becomeā€¦

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