Yayoi Kusama Exhibition

Mucciaccia Gallery

poster for Yayoi Kusama Exhibition
[Image: Yayoi Kusama "Mushrooms" (2005) acrylic on canvas. 24.5 x 50.5cm. Courtesy of Mucciaccia Gallery]

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Mucciaccia Gallery opens its first New York based gallery in the heart of Chelsea, on 24th Street. With galleries already in Rome, Singapore, London and Cortina d’Ampezzo, New York is the fifth addition. To inaugurate the new branch, Mucciaccia Gallery is proud to present the exhibition devoted to the illustrious Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. A highly curated selection of paintings, sculptures and works on paper are brought together with the aim of offering a journey into Kusama’s artistic achievements. 28 works in total, dating from 1951 to 2008 are on display from November 10, 2019 to January 30, 2020.

The exhibition features her iconic sculpture pieces from her series Hi, Konnichiwa (Hello)! Which were first presented in the solo exhibition KUSAMATRIX, held in 2004 at the Mori Art Museum, the show attracted over half a million visitors.

The exhibition includes her signature Infinity polka dots paintings. The artist once said “In the universe, there is the sun, the moon, the earth, and hundreds of millions of stars.” and she portrayed her life as one dot among thousands of other dots. Kusama associated the polka dots with the Sun and the Moon, as the dots had their same shape, whereby the Sun symbolizes energy and the Moon tranquility.

Also on view are her magnificent works on paper, ranging from 1951 to 1981. Kusama first came to New York in 1958, bringing with her over 2,000 drawings. She later disclosed that the drawings were the source of her artistic ideas which she explored over six decades.



from November 09, 2019 to January 30, 2020

Opening Reception on 2019-11-08 from 18:00 to 20:00


Yayoi Kusama

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