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Kusama – Infinity

Kusama – Infinity explores Yayoi Kusama’s fierce determination to become a world-renowned artist.

“…she devoted herself to her one true love, making art.”

Kusama was born into a conservative family in rural Japan and she made her way to America on the heels of the Second World War. There, without connections and speaking only broken English, she devoted herself to her one true love, making art. On her first day in New York, Kusama has stated that she climbed to the top of the Empire State Building, looked down upon the city below, and made a decision to become a star and stand out from everyone she saw below.

She went on to receive the Praemium Imperiale Laureate for lifetime achievement in painting and was named the world’s ‘most popular artist’ and one of the ‘most expensive living female artists’ in 2014.