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Monday, 6th February 2012
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Yayoi Kusama exhibition to open in London

Acclaimed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is taking an exhibition of her works to London's Tate Modern gallery this month.

The 82-year-old, who is known for her vibrant works in bold colours and polka dots, will have her work displayed at the gallery for almost four months starting from February 9th.

The show will be the largest ever exhibition of Kusama's work displayed in Britain, and will give visitors the chance to view the artist's trade mark dot patterns.

Kusama's work encompasses a wide range of media, including film, sculpture, drawing, painting, performance and installations.

One of her famous works, the Infinity Net paintings, are comprised of carefully repeated arcs of paint built up into large patterns. 

Kusama has gone from rural Japan to the contemporary art scene in Tokyo and New York, innovating her style in the process. Since 1977, the artist has lived in a psychiatric institution voluntarily and much of her work has been preoccupied with a yearning to escape from psychological trauma.

Written by Mark Smith