About the Artwork

Central to Yayoi Kusama’s work since the late1950s has been a proliferating circular motif – either polka dots or, conversely a net – which the artist first experienced during childhood hallucinations. Spilling across canvases, sculptures and installations, these dots and whorls vary in tone and character.

Year: 2010

Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery


FRP, metal, urethane paint


200 x 340 x 200 cm

Artist Biography

Yayoi Kusama

Born in Matsumoto City, Japan in 1929, Yayoi Kusama is Japan’s most revered female artist. She represented Japan at the Venice Biennale in 1993 and has been the subject of many major international museum exhibitions. She was celebrated by Tate Modern earlier this year with a major retrospective, which tours to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York this July. Kusama lives and works in Tokyo.