Yayoi Kusama

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Yayoi Kusama exhibition to bring art star’s infinity rooms and polka dots to NGV
The National Gallery of Victoria will show eight decades of work by the Japanese artist who’s become an Instagram favourite in her 90s

Kelly Burke

15, Apr, 2024 @1:00 AM

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Yayoi Kusama: You, Me and the Balloons review – a psychedelic pop-art garden of earthly delights
The 94-year-old Japanese trailblazer goes big – really big – with warehouse-filling inflatables of dolls, pumpkins and writhing tentacles instilling satisfaction and a stupid happiness

Jonathan Jones

30, Jun, 2023 @3:39 PM

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Artists and footballers warm up for Manchester international festival
Janelle Monáe, work by Yayoi Kusama and Ryuichi Sakamoto and a collaboration between footballer Juan Mata and artist Tino Sehgal kick off at this summer’s event

Shaad D'Souza

14, Mar, 2023 @11:01 AM

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Battle for succession in house of Dior: siblings jostle to seize family crown
The world’s richest man, Bernard Arnault, is choosing which of his children will lead his $418bn conglomorate. Cue gold-plated intrigue and drama …

Edward Helmore

14, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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And … relax: film, music, art and books for chilling out
From a sun-dappled Japanese purgatory to a weightless infinity of mirrors, our critics recommend art that both stimulates and soothes

Jonathan Jones, Sam Jordison, Rebecca Liu, Hollie Richardson and Jenessa Williams

29, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Yayoi Kusama pumpkin sculpture washed into sea by Japan storm
Experts consider possibility of rebuilding artist’s work, which was swept off a pier near Naoshima

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

12, Aug, 2021 @8:13 AM

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‘My cheapo garden fairy lights do this too’ – Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms
The Japanese artist turns her visual hallucinations into a flaring and dimming clockwork universe. But I seem to be immune. Perhaps if I brought a small child or was interested in taking selfies …

Adrian Searle

17, May, 2021 @9:18 AM

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Yayoi Kusama's message to Covid-19: 'Disappear from this earth'
The veteran Japanese avant-garde artist has issued a poem of defiance in the teeth of the ‘terrible monster’, the coronavirus pandemic

Mark Brown

15, Apr, 2020 @11:00 AM

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From standup to the Sistine chapel: the best online culture for self-isolation
The coronavirus crisis has closed galleries and concert halls – but inspired an explosion of creativity to enjoy at home. Here’s some of the best

Stuart Jeffries

22, Mar, 2020 @5:16 PM

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'Old-fashioned awesome' – readers pick their favourite art of the 21st century
After we published our chart of the best art since 2000, you sent in your thoughts and suggestions, from price-slash Banksys to Yayoi Kusama’s oblivion

Guardian readers

24, Sep, 2019 @11:57 AM

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Yayoi Kusama’s Pumpkin: dot to dot veggie or metaphor for obliteration?
The Japanese pop artist combines her famous polka dots with Halloween’s motif of choice, the pumpkin

Skye Sherwin

26, Oct, 2018 @8:59 AM

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Kusama: Infinity review – colourful art doc connects the dots
A celebratory introduction to the work of Yayoi Kusama, Japan’s biggest-selling living artist, hints at the roots of her obsessive pattern-making

Peter Bradshaw

05, Oct, 2018 @7:00 AM

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