1. Yayoi Kusama is an original painter. The five white, very large paintings in this show are strong, advanced in concept and realized. The effect is both complex and simple.

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    Donald Judd on Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Net paintings in ArtNews, October 1959.

    Judd was one of Kusama’s first friends in New York and was the first collector to buy one of her Infinity Net paintings after her Brata Gallery show in 1959. 

  2. Yayoi Kusama in her New York studio in 1960.
Yayoi Kusama, a major retrospective of the Japanese artist’s work, will be on view at the Whitney July 12-September 30, 2012. Kusama’s “infinity mirror room” Fireflies on the Water is on view now in the Whitney’s lobby gallery.
Photograph via W Magazine, courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Victoria Miro Gallery, London/Gagosian Gallery, New York/Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc.

    Yayoi Kusama in her New York studio in 1960.

    Yayoi Kusama, a major retrospective of the Japanese artist’s work, will be on view at the Whitney July 12-September 30, 2012. Kusama’s “infinity mirror room” Fireflies on the Water is on view now in the Whitney’s lobby gallery.

    Photograph via W Magazine, courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Victoria Miro Gallery, London/Gagosian Gallery, New York/Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc.