Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Thinking of You), 1999–2000. Photographic screenprint on vinyl: 123 × 101 in. (312.4 × 256.5 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Katherine Schmidt Shubert Purchase Fund 2000.217. © Barbara Kruger
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Fly back to me
And I shall tie a string to you
Like this butterfly
I taste some of
The drink in your
Glass that you leave
I drink to Yayoi
I think of my princess.
Joseph Cornell wrote this poem—one of many!—for Yayoi Kusama when they knew each other in the 1960s in New York. See artifacts from their relationship as part of Kusama’s retrospective, which closes September 30.
Installation view of Yayoi Kusama (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, July 12-September 30,2012). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins
We were thrilled to have two marriage proposals in Yayoi Kusama’s Fireflies on the Water last week! Special props to Wendy and Claire (L) from our visitor services department, who did such a great job making sure everything went smoothly. Congratulations to Bridget and Alysha (R) and Ken and Bláz!
I love Kusama
ARTINFO quotes Sharon Hayes in their review of her current exhibition Sharon Hayes: There’s so much I want to say to you
Sharon Hayes at the Whitney today. Thinking about love.
Sharon Hayes: There’s so much I want to say to you is on view through September 13.