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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Kusama

I was lucky enough to make it to the Kusama exhibition a the Tate Modern last Friday night.


One of the most famous Japanese contemporary artists, she worked in NYC back in the late 50's and where she developed her style and exhibited alongside Andy Warhol and James Rosenquist.  


Eventually moving back to Tokyo, she found the transition back to Japan very intense and stressful, and chose to live in a hospital, where she still remains. She works in a separate studio.


Not many shots of the works, but managed to get one of the "phallus-encrusted boat", in the middle of a room, covered in photos of the "phallus-encrusted boat".   And some of her massive inflatable polkadots outside.


It's on until the 5th of June.  A staggering amount of work, the beginning paintings are just so beautiful, and I've not included a photo.... but they save the best for last!  Go check it out.






Polished it all off with some scrummy cocktails and a great view!


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