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Yayoi Kusama is much more than the sum of her pumpkins and polka dots! She is a contemporary Japanese artist who is 89 years old. She creates the most modern and colourful sculptures, installations, paintings, fashion, poetry and film art. Her work is largely conceptual and while it can be minimalistic, there are intriguing elements of feminism, fantasy and surrealism. She uses the polka dot a lot in her work. Big bold dots on their own or on the surfaces of sculptures. She also has a strong affinity for pumpkins, creating colourful sculptures and paintings of pumpkins of many sizes. She is considered the most important living artist in Japan and her work brings a childish whimsy that is refreshing and enchanting. I love her work ♥
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