WELCOME TO THE CHURCH OF POLKA DOTS

Yayoi Kusama In Infinity     9/1715 – 01/24/16

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

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Forget yourself. Become one with eternity. Become part of your environment”

DSC00310“If I were not Kusama, I would say she is a good artist. I’d think she is outstanding.”

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“Since my childhood, I have always made works with polka dots.

Earth, moon, sun and human beings all represent dots; a single particle among billions.”

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“I, Kusama, am the modern Alice in Wonderland.”

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“Since I rely on my own interior imagination, I am not concerned with whatever they want to say about me.”

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“I will keep painting until I die.”

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“My art originates from hallucinations only I can see. I translate the hallucinations and obsessional images that plague me into sculptures and paintings.”

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“I think I will be able to, in the end, rise above the clouds and climb the stairs to Heaven, and I will look down on my beautiful life.”

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“I have done all the work myself, not assistants. That’s why I’m in a wheelchair: I’ve been doing it physically – it’s hard labour – throughout my life.”

Yayoi Kusama was born in 1929. She has lived the last 26 years in a private psychiatric hospital in Japan and has been extraordinarily productive.

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “WELCOME TO THE CHURCH OF POLKA DOTS

  1. Florence, what an adventure, this women’s outpourings, my god. I must whip up a polka dot pj Ren! Pronto

    Sent from my iPad

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  2. Here you are walking that thin line between art and madness–or maybe it’s the thinner line of art and madness. Truly brilliant, but absolutely mad. No question mad, but then again, brilliant. Thanks for sending!

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