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Museum of Contemporary Art

Yayoi Kusama

Mirrored Years

YAYOI KUSAMA, Fireflies on the Water, 2002, 

light bulbs, water, mirrored room, 300 x 450 x 450 cm. Collection of FNAC, France.

Over the past 60 years, Yayoi Kusama has produced seemingly endless variations on a single motif: polka dots. They have appeared as negative space in her early “Infinity Net” paintings, as large vinyl balloons in Clouds (1999) and later as bulbous, convex mirrors in the installation Invisible Life (2000). Born in 1929 in Matsumoto, Japan, Kusama’s work defies classification, and

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