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Yayoi Kusama

[Japanese Conceptual Artist, born in 1929]

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Home Page:
Yayoi Kusama Official Site

Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteYayoi Kusama at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Silver Shoes, 1976/77

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
No. 2. J.B., 1960

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Love Forever: Yayoi Kusama, 1958-1968

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Akron Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Baby Carriage

Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin
No. 62.A.A.A., 1962

Centraal Museum Database, Utrecht, Netherlands (in Dutch)  

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Summer #1, #2, 1985

Haus der Kunst, Munich (mostly in German)  
Photograph of the artist from a 2007 exhibition

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
10 works from this museum and 3 more from the National Museum of Art in Osaka

Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York
Silvery Sea (aka Accumulation), 1981-82

Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Soul under the moon, 2002

Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, Texas
Dots Obsession, 1997 installation

The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

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Miscellaneous Sites:
NO!art Website
Information about Yayoi Kusama's involvement with this late 1950s-early 1960s art movement

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Photograph of the artist by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Art + Auction Magazine
Artist Dossier -- "Kusama has long been critically recognized as a postwar innovator. Now, with an auction record and the backing of a powerhouse gallery, the market is connecting the dots."

Slate Magazine
"The Order of Things: Art and anarchy at midcentury," article by Christopher Benfey

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Obsession gone dotty", brief 2000 review by Adrian Searle

Walker Art Center, Minnesota
Interview with the artist (RealAudio format)

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