‘Yayoi Kusama: I Spend Each Day Embracing Flowers’ at David Zwirner Announced for May 12th




Image: Portrait of Yayoi Kusama. © Yayoi Kusama courtesy David Zwirner

One of the most celebrated contemporary artists of our time, Yayoi Kusama will unveil her latest works on May 12 in her largest gallery exhibition to date, spanning David Zwirner Galleries West 19th and West 20th Street in New York City.

The exhibition will feature new paintings, new sculptures elaborating on her signature motifs of pumpkins and flowers, and a new Infinity Mirrored Room.

Yayoi Kusama: I Spend Each Day Embracing Flowers will be on view from May 12 through June 24, 2023 at David Zwirner, West 19th Street and West 20th Street, NYC.

The exhibition is free and open to the public, with no tickets required – first come, first entry. Long lines expected. We suggest that interested visitors subscribe to David Zwirner Newsletter for answers to questions about this exhibition and updates.

Installation view, yahoo Kusama: Every Day I Pray for Love, David Zwirner, New York. Image courtesy David Zwirner.

About the artist ~ Yayoi Kusama: Born in 1929 in Matsumoto, Japan, Kusama’s work has been featured widely in both solo and group presentations. She presented her first solo show in her native Japan in 1952. In the mid-1960s, she established herself in New York as an important avant-garde artist by staging groundbreaking and influential happenings, events, and exhibitions. Her work gained renewed widespread recognition in the late 1980s following a number of international solo exhibitions, including shows at the Center for International Contemporary Arts, New York, and the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, both of which took place in 1989. She represented Japan in 1993 at the 45th Venice Biennale, to much critical acclaim. In 1998, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, co-organized Love Forever: Yayoi Kusama, 1958–1968, which toured to the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1998-1999), and Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (1999).

Yayoi Kusama in the new Grand Central Madison! (video above).

Did you know that there is a Yayoi Kusama Bronze Pumpkin on 42nd Street? Take a look-back to Kusama: Cosmic Nature at New York Botanical Garden in 2021; and Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden at MoMA PS1 in 2018;

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