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WHERE I WORK

Yayoi Kusama

TEXT BY EDAN CORKILL, PHOTOGRAPHS BY YURIKO NAKAO

She was once notorious for her free-spirited public performances held at the height of New York’s 1960s hippie era. Today, producing paintings, sculptures and installations is a daily compulsion for the doyenne of avant-garde Tokyo.


Yayoi Kusama in her Tokyo studio in April, working on a painting from the series “My Eternal Soul.” 

Photos by Yuriko Nakao for ArtAsiaPacific.


You can’t get much more central in Tokyo than the Shinjuku district. Impossibly narrow roads and alleys crisscross here and there, sometimes…

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