Beset by visions, artist Yayoi Kusama has no intention of slowing down. By Elaine Lies
Japanese avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama, whose work commands some of the highest prices of any living female artist, said on Tuesday that at age 88, she still fills her days painting and has no intention of slowing down.
Long known for her obsessive, dot-covered art and pumpkin motifs, as well as the use of mirrors to create mystical “Infinity Rooms”, Kusama, whose exhibitions have been among the hottest tickets in the art world this year, is now opening a museum in downtown Tokyo dedicated to her paintings and sculptures.
Image: Yayoi Kusama in her studio in Tokyo, September 26 2017. © REUTERS/Toru Hanai