The Wall Street Journal reports on the arrival in New York of Yayoi Kusama's Guidepost to the New World

How a Kusama Gets From Japan to the Armory Show

 

The artist’s 11 candy-red, polka-dot sculptures weighing more than a ton travelled by air, land and sea. By Jennifer Smith

 

When the Armory Show art fair at Piers 92 and 94 in New York opens Thursday, one of the biggest draws is expected to be “Guidepost to the New World,” by the Japanese artist  Yayoi Kusama.

 

The work is 11 cast-aluminum sculptures painted candy-apple red with the artist’s signature polka dots. One is more than 9 feet tall. They weigh more than a ton altogether. Kusama, known for her immersive mirrored rooms and sprawling “Infinity Net” paintings, is currently the subject of two blockbuster museum shows in Washington, D.C., and Tokyo. 

 

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Image: Yayoi Kusama, GUIDEPOST TO THE NEW WORLD, 2016 at the Armory Show, on view in Platform, a new curated section. Courtesy YAYOI KUSAMA Inc., Ota Fine Arts Tokyo/Singapore and Victoria Miro, London, © Yayoi Kusama 

The Wall Street Journal Posted 1 March 2017

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