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Reviews

TOKYO

Yayoi Kusama

National Museum of Modern Art

by KAY ITOI

YAYOI KUSAMA, Dressing Table, 1990. Sogetsu Foundation (loan to Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo). Photo by Norihiro Ueno.

The most surprising thing about Yayoi Kusama's solo show at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, is that it remains shocking. At seventy-five, Kusama, probably the most celebrated living Japanese artist, has exhibited throughout Japan, the US and Europe. Many of the works on view, and her signature motifs, are as well documented and familiar as her long struggle with mental…

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