Legendary painter, sculptor and performance artist Kusama (b. 1929, Tokyo, Japan) uses the pumpkin as a signature form, embracing the gourd as both an allegory and a form of self-portraiture in paintings, drawings, sculptures, and some of her most important installations.

Art Exhibition previously on at Smithsonian in District of Columbia, United States.
From Saturday 10 December 2016 to Monday 20 March 2017

Pumpkin image

Published by Smithsonian on Thursday 01 December 2016.
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This marks the U.S. museum debut for the whimsical sculpture, whose surreal scale and bold yellow-and-black pattern embody two of Kusama’s most recognized motifs: pumpkins and polka-dots.