Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Yayoi! You have until Sep 30, 2012

If you have the chance to be in NY this month, you should not miss this amazing exhibit of Yayoi Kusama’s paintings, drawings, sculptures, films and installation at the Whitney Museum.

Born in Japan in 1929, Kusama came to the US in 1957 and quickly became an icon of the New York avant-garde scene.
Well known for her more than original exhibits and art happenings such as nude polka dots painted models in the subway to denounce how people should communicate instead of just commuting, Kusama will blow you out with her variety of ideas and art pieces. 

The Withney Museum is holding your hand for a little journey. Starting from her early drawings, already very powerful, you will fly through the depiction of a struggling life of a Japanese woman during and after World War 2, not to mention in a predominant world of male. On the way, you will realize how tremendous her work is. And the best part is, it never ends. I am telling you…

It is a really deep experience you will not regret.

+ if you are lucky enough to be able to go there on a Friday evening the entrance is pay what you wish starting from 6 pm.
+ + if you are really a fan of her art, take a ticket on line to the masterpiece Fireflies on the water described on the museum website as:

Yayoi Kusama’s depictions of seemingly endless space have been a central focus of her artistic career. Kusama’s Fireflies on the Water (2002)—with its carefully constructed environment of lights, mirrors, and water—is one of the outstanding examples of this kind of installation, which creates a space in which individual viewers are invited to transcend their sense of self.

 Who said accessing to Art in NYC is expensive?!

The Whitney Museum
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
General Information: (212) 570-3600

How to get here:
Subway: 6 Train to 77th Street
Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4 to 74th Street

General admission: $18
Ages 19–25: $14
Ages 65 and over: $14
Full-time students: $14
Ages 18 and under: FREE
Members: FREE
Admission is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays, 6–9 pm

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