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Photograph of collage (circa 1966) by Yayoi Kusama, with the artist reclining on 'Accumulation No. 2'

Yayoi Kusama , Anonymous (in na 1965)

From the very start of her career Yayoi Kusama posed for photographs amid her installations and sculptures. These photographs generated a lot of publicity and focused attention on Kusama as an eccentric artist. Each time she carefully directed the way she was portrayed. On occasions she reclined in her installations like a pin-up model; in other photographs she seems to disappear altogether. The patterns that fill the space continue on her body or on the fabric of her clothes. Kusama regularly exhibited in the Castellane Gallery in New York. She was a much sought-after artist in the Netherlands too. From 1962 onwards she exhibited at Galerie A in Amsterdam, at Galerie Delta and Galerie ’t Venster in Rotterdam and in the Orez gallery in The Hague.


Title Photograph of collage (circa 1966) by Yayoi Kusama, with the artist reclining on 'Accumulation No. 2'
Material and technique Black and white photograph
Object type Photograph
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions (Sheet) Height : 261 mm
Width : 326 mm
Makers Author: Yayoi Kusama
Depicted person: Yayoi Kusama
Photographer: Anonymous
Accession number 3643 (MK)
Credits Schenking / Donation: Hans Sonnenberg 2010
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 10-02-2010
Age maker About 36 years old
Collector Collector / Hans Sonnenberg
Material Black and white photograph > Photograph > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Object Photograph > Two-dimensional object > Art object

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Yayoi Kusama

Japan, Matsumoto 1929

Directly after arriving in New York in the early 1960s, the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama took the international art world by storm. She made a name for herself ..