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Exhibition Review

UNITED STATES

Radical will

Alexandra Munroe


YAYOI KUSAMA, Yellow Flame, 1995, acrylic on canvas, 3 panels, each 194 x 130 cm, courtesy Robert Miller Gallery, New York.

International critical recognition of Yayoi Kusama's art - a • prolific production spanning some five decades of watercolours, collages, paintings, sculpture, environments and Happenings - is a phenomenon in recent contemporary art history. In Japan, after years of obscurity as an outcast on the lunatic fringe, Yayoi Kusama is now celebrated as the greatest living Japanese artist. Where long ago officials threatened her…

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