Charge up your phone: Yayoi Kusama’s Instagram-ready “Festival of Life” exhibition is on display at David Zwirner.
The exhibit, which is free to the public, features 60 paintings from the artist’s My Eternal Soul series, three large polka-dotted flower sculptures, two infinity rooms and a sculptural installation titled “With All My Love for the Tulips, I Pray Forever,” which was created in 2011, but is on display in the U.S. for the first time.
“These works, [which are] extremely bright in palette and exuberant in imagery, and recently in Japan [were] put in very close proximity to each other, really butt up against each other,” Zwirner said. “When we saw the installation, we thought it would be wonderful to bring that to New York because it really creates a sort of hallucinatory field of vision and it underscores the obsessiveness and the intensity of which Kusama is working in her studio at this stage of her career.”
Yayoi Kusama, “With All My Love for the Tulips, I Pray Forever,” 2012. Installation View, Yayoi Kusama Eternity of Eternal Eternity, the National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan, 2012. Image © Yayoi Kusama. Courtesy of David Zwirner, New York; Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai; Victoria Miro, London; Yayoi