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A poem for the world by Yayoi Kusama

Known for her polka-dotted pumpkins and glistening infinity rooms, Yayoi Kusama hasn’t slowed down despite being 91. However, the coronavirus pandemic put upcoming exhibitions of the Japanese artist’s works on hold, effectively forcing her to slow down, in some ways. Kusama’s story isn’t unique, many artists have faced similar issues with upcoming exhibitions, millions of […]

Christie’s 100, where bidding started at just $100, wrapped up with success

Yesterday, an online auction at Christie’s wrapped up but this auction wasn’t like most of the art world’s sells today. Christie’s was hoping to bring in new clientele and first-time bidders in an abnormal way, and it worked well. The auction, titled Christie’s 100, was held exclusively online, featured 100 contemporary artworks, and every lot […]

Lost early Yayoi Kusama works unearthed at The Smithsonian

We all lose things- socks, keys, letters, wallets. And as the people who run galleries are human too, they are just as susceptible to misplacing things of importance. And just as when you lose that sock and eventually forget about it, so too do correspondences and works get forgotten about after being lost in the […]

Yayoi Kusama to be part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Yayoi Kusama has one of the most recognizable styles of any contemporary artist. Her works are thrilling, exciting, ask you to look at things differently, and make for an Instagrammer’s paradise. So, it’s no wonder why her works are the subject of blockbuster exhibitions around the globe. In November, though, she’ll exhibit on a different […]

Art Gallery of Ontario’s bold, new, and cheap membership campaign

Museums in recent years have been rethinking the ways in which they engage their audiences, and, for some, that has meant reevaluating their admission costs. The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, for example, introduced a new price band highlighting the gender pay gap in which visitors who felt affected by the gap paid only 81% […]

Hirshhorn acquires an edition of Kusama’s ‘Infinity Mirror Room – Phalli’s Field’

Over the past two years, the ‘Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors’ exhibition, which just wrapped up February 17th at the High Museum in Atlanta, has wowed visitors at each of its six stops through North America. The exhibition made waves, too, as it broke attendance records during its run. While on show at the Hirshhorn Museum […]

Ontario gallery uses crowdfunding to fund new acquisition

In a December 4th press release the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto cheerfully announced that their crowdfunding effort to acquire Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room – Let’s Survive Forever was an absolute success. ‘Thanks to over 4,700 #InfinityAGO donors’ read the release stating that the AGO successfully raised the necessary funds to purchase […]