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Yayoi Kusama

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In Pictures | Yayoi Kusama’s colourful life gets the graphic novel treatment

From naked performances in New York and her relationship with Joseph Cornell to hijacking the Venice Biennale, the Japanese artist is the subject of a new comic book by Elisa Macellari

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Exhibitions

Women artists to dominate Tate's 2021 solo shows

Exhibitions will focus on Paula Rego, Lubaina Himid, Yayoi Kusama and Sophie Taeuber-Arp as well as a major survey of Philip Guston

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Art crime

German art dealer and socialite Angela Gulbenkian arrested in Lisbon

Accused of fraudulent sales of a Kusama pumpkin sculpture and a Warhol print, the dealer and collector awaits extradition to the UK after missing court hearing

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A message from

A message from... Yayoi Kusama: 'Let us joyfully sing this song of a splendid future'

Japan's beloved artist has penned a poem of hope for the world

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Yayoi Kusama

New York Botanical Garden forced to postpone blockbuster Kusama show due to coronavirus

The artist says the passion she and the garden put into the exhibition is "still burning"

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Museums

Aspen Art Museum closes Yayoi Kusama’s infinity room due to building code violation

The installation, which opened on 20 December, is closing 11 weeks early

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Exhibitions

Tate Modern to show Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Room in year-long exhibition marking 20th anniversary

Louise Bourgeois’s Maman spider sculpture will also return to the Turbine Hall

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Fraud

German socialite Angela Gulbenkian faces second criminal case over Warhol picture

The Munich-based dealer and collector is also due to stand trial in London for allegedly stealing £1.1m in Kusama pumpkin sale

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In the frame

Candy floss floaters and Yayoi Kusama’s punctured pumpkin: all the fun of the (Fiac) fair

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Museums & Heritage

The Hirshhorn acquires a reconfiguration of Yayoi Kusama's first Infinity Mirror Room

The 1965 work, Phalli's Field, was a breakthrough in the artist's career

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Art's Most Popular 2019

Art in the age of Instagram and the power of going viral

As visitors to exhibitions are increasingly sharing their experiences online, should curators plan shows for maximum hype?

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In the frame

Will work for dots: High Museum to hire temporary staff to deal with Kusama crowds

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In the frame

Kasich thinks Cleveland’s Kusama show is ‘fantastic’

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Commissions

Trainspotting: Yayoi Kusama's polka dot sculpture is latest London Crossrail commission

Conrad Shawcross will also produce a work for Liverpool Street site

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Exhibitions

A matter of time: How long do you really need in Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Rooms?

Museums hosting the traveling exhibition of her immersive works think 30 seconds is enough—but they are missing the point

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Art market

Japanese art finally finds favour in London

Contemporary Japanese artists have struggled for recognition in the capital, but that could be changing

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Art Basel

Where are the women at Art Basel?

High priced male artists such as Warhol and Picasso dominate the stands

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Yayoi Kusama

“I’ve never installed my work in such an exotic environment”: Interview with Yayoi Kusama

The Japanese artist speaks about her Miami exhibition

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Exhibitions

Mona Hatoum is the latest artist to curate an Artist's Choice exhibition at the MoMA

The show is named “Here is elsewhere” since “most of the artists in the exhibition, because of their gender, sexual orientation, colour, or cultural background, speak from a critical position outside the status quo”

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Art market

These are the Japanese artists in the international league

Two have already broken the $1 million barrier, and auction prices are rising

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Jeff Koons

What's on in New York: Koons comes out of hiding and Struth returns from Paradise

Gagosian christens his Chelsea space with Serra sculptures, plus cutting-edge holiday gift ideas

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Surrealism

How Surrealism has shaped the self-portraits of three generations of women artists

Women and Surrealism at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art