Yayoi Kusama (born March 22, 1929) is a Japanese artist, known her thematic interest in psychedelic colors, repetition, and pattern, most famously dots. A precursor of the pop art, minimalist and feminist art movements, Kusama is acknowledged as one of the most important living artists to come out of Japan, and an important voice of the avant-garde. Kusama has had major retrospectives of her work at the Museum of Modern Art (1998), the Whitney Museum and the Tate Modern (2012), and the Hirshhorn Museum (2017). In 2008, Christie's New York sold a work by her for $5.1 million, at the time the record price paid for a work by a living female artist.
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