There’s a certain eye-catching quality to this pattern-obsessed, pop art style of artist Yayoi Kusama. And now, the highly acclaimed Japanese artist is opening her very own museum in Tokyo this October, according to the New York Times.
After doing exhibits at museums all over the world, Kusama has finally settled into her five-story building in the town of Shinjuku.
The 87-year-old artist had designer Kume Sekkei finish the building in 2014, and has kept quiet about the museum plans ever since.
Two of the floors will house annual exhibitions, while the top floor of the building will host her well-loved “infinity rooms” and popular exhibitions from her previous tours.
The inventive eyes of Kusama have created enormous displays of colors, repeating shapes, unusual patterns and aesthetically pleasing visions that enthrall her viewers. She has scattered her masterpieces throughout the world, including The National Gallery Singapore and the Phillip Johnson Glass House in Connecticut.
Her traveling exhibition of the ever-popular “infinity mirrors” provided striking photo-ops for excited art lovers in the United States. It all began at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. and travelled to Seattle, Los Angeles, Ontario, Cleveland and Atlanta.
With her neon-dyed locks and highlighter duds, this artist is sure to make a huge splash in Tokyo this fall. [NYT]