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KUSAMA, Yayoi (<i>born</i> 1929), Painter, sculptor, installation artist, performance artist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
KUSAMA, Yayoi (born 1929), Painter, sculptor, installation artist, performance artist

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Japanese, 20th century, female.

Active in the USA 1960–1975 (naturalised in 1966).

Born 1929, in Nagano.

Painter, sculptor, installation artist, performance artist.

Yayoi Kusama graduated from the Kyoto school of fine arts in 1949. She moved to New York in 1957, where she enrolled in the Art Students League and became active in anti-war demonstrations and newspaper and film production. Her film Kusama’s Self-Obliteration (1968) was awarded

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