Even if you don’t know who she is, you’ve probably seen Yayoi Kusama’s artwork floating around on the Internet (or on friends’ Instagram stories). They usually feature a sea of polka dots, a particularly popular one of which is a bright yellow pumpkin with lots of black dots.
One of the world’s most influential artists, Kusama is a pioneer of the avant-garde and her work usually also involves nets and infinity rooms. If you haven’t already heard, her first major museum exhibition in Southeast Asia has just reached our shores. The show is open to the public from Jun 9 to Sep 3 at the National Gallery Singapore.
Planning to go check it out? Here are seven things to know about the 88-year-old Japanese artist and writer before you immerse yourself in her eclectic world.
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