Portrait​ ​of​ ​Yayoi​ ​Kusama​ ​in​ ​her​ ​studio. Image​ ​©​ ​Yayoi​ ​Kusama.​ ​Courtesy​ ​of​ ​David​ ​Zwirner,​ ​New​ ​York;​ ​Ota Fine​ ​Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai;​ ​Victoria​ ​Miro,​ ​London;​ ​YAYOI​ ​KUSAMA Inc.

Yayoi Kusama – Festival of Life

If you haven’t heard of Yayoi Kusama you probably live under a rock. She’s an artist that I’ve been dying to see for years now (she’s been featured at countless galleries and museums all over the world for years) and she’s returned to David Zwirner gallery where her 2013 show made waves with Festival of Life. The show up at Zwirner is catching the eye of nearly every aspiring photographer, artist, gay person, fashion designer, trendsetter and anyone else who thinks they have the most refined taste in the tri-state area. (Trust, just search #infinityroom).


Her work was installed at the Guggenheim for a bit, but much to everyone’s greatest fears, really ridiculous people who are more interested in Instagramming (please don’t do that) the work rather than looking at it ended up damaging one of the mirrored rooms and caused over $800,000 in damages, so it’s no surprise that people are freaking out that the popular artist is back in town — she’s both notorious and sublime.


This exhibition will debut two brand new infinity rooms, so whether you’ve seen the rooms already or not, this is a must-see . Just remember, people from all over the metropolitan area are flocking to see her work, so make sure to be there early so you’re not stuck waiting in line down the block. Last week’s line was too long, so I’ll try again this week.


Yayoi​ ​Kusama,​ ​​Infinity​ ​Mirrored​ ​Room-Love​ ​Forever​,​ ​1966/1994. Installation​ ​view,​ ​YAYOI​ ​KUSAMA,​ ​Le​ ​Consortium,​ ​Dijon,​ ​France, 2000.​ ​Image​ ​©​ ​Yayoi​ ​Kusama.​ ​Courtesy​ ​of​ ​David​ ​Zwirner,​ ​New York;​ ​Ota​ ​Fine​ ​Arts,​ ​Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai;​ ​Victoria​ ​Miro, London;​ ​YAYOI​ ​KUSAMA​ ​Inc.


Yayoi​ ​Kusama,​ ​​INFINITY​ ​MIRRORED​ ​ROOM​ ​-​ ​LET’S​ ​SURVIVE FOREVER​,​ ​2017 Image​ ​©​ ​Yayoi​ ​Kusama.​ ​Courtesy​ ​of​ ​David​ ​Zwirner,​ ​New​ ​York;​ ​Ota Fine​ ​Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai;​ ​Victoria​ ​Miro,​ ​London;​ ​YAYOI​ ​KUSAMA Inc.


Yayoi​ ​Kusama,​ ​​INFINITY​ ​MIRRORED​ ​ROOM​ ​-​ ​LET’S​ ​SURVIVE FOREVER​,​ ​2017 Image​ ​©​ ​Yayoi​ ​Kusama.​ ​Courtesy​ ​of​ ​David​ ​Zwirner,​ ​New​ ​York;​ ​Ota Fine​ ​Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai;​ ​Victoria​ ​Miro,​ ​London;​ ​YAYOI​ ​KUSAMA Inc.


Installation​ ​view,​ ​Yayoi​ ​Kusama,​ ​​INFINITY​ ​MIRRORED​ ​ROOM​ ​- LET’S​ ​SURVIVE​ ​FOREVER​,​ ​2017​ ​at​ ​David​ ​Zwirner​ ​New​ ​York, November​ ​2—December​ ​16,​ ​2017.​ ​Image​ ​©​ ​Yayoi​ ​Kusama. Courtesy​ ​of​ ​David​ ​Zwirner,​ ​New​ ​York;​ ​Ota​ ​Fine​ ​Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai;​ ​Victoria​ ​Miro,​ ​London;​ ​YAYOI​ ​KUSAMA Inc.


Yayoi​ ​Kusama,​ ​​With​ ​All​ ​My​ ​Love​ ​for​ ​The​ ​Tulips,​ ​I​ ​Pray​ ​Forever​, 2012.​ ​Installation​ ​View,​ ​​YAYOI​ ​KUSAMA​ ​ETERNITY​ ​OF​ ​ETERNAL ETERNITY​,​ ​the​ ​National​ ​Museum​ ​of​ ​Art,​ ​Osaka,​ ​Japan,​ ​2012.​ ​Image ©​ ​Yayoi​ ​Kusama.​ ​Courtesy​ ​of​ ​David​ ​Zwirner,​ ​New​ ​York;​ ​Ota​ ​Fine Arts,​ ​Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai;​ ​Victoria​ ​Miro,​ ​London;​ ​YAYOI KUSAMA​ ​Inc.



The exhibition will be at David Zwirner New York, November 2—December 16, 2017.