Artist Yayoi Kusama To Open New Museum In Tokyo

by Helen Murphy

87-year-old Yayoi Kusama isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

The celebrated Japanese artist is most famous for her Instagram-able infinity rooms and her obsession with bright, patterned prints. The Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. broke attendance records when they hosted an exhibition of Kusama's infinity rooms last year, as her artwork went viral across social media feeds. (The exhibition is now hitting the road— see it at The Broad Museum in L.A. soon.)

Now, she’s embarking on her next artistic venture: a five-story museum in Tokyo dedicated to her own work. The museum was completed in secret in 2014, but will now open to the public on October 1.  

For more from Kusama, read Flaunt’s profile on her here.

Written by: Helen Murphy 

Photographs by David Urbanke, provided by David Zwirner and Yayoi Kusama Studio, Inc.