Yayoi Kusama: Every Day I Pray For Love at David Zwirner Gallery, November 9 – December 14, 2019

David Zwirner is pleased to present new work by Yayoi Kusama at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location in New York. The exhibition features new paintings, new sculptures, an immersive installation, and the debut of INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – DANCING LIGHTS THAT FLEW UP TO THE UNIVERSE, 2019.

One of the most influential artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Kusama occupies a unique position within recent art history. Since her early assimilation of pop art and minimalism in the 1960s, she has created a highly personal oeuvre that resonates with a global audience. Distinctly recognizable, her works frequently deploy repetitive elements—such as dots—to evoke both microscopic and macroscopic universes. 

The exhibition introduces new paintings in the artist’s iconic My Eternal Soul series. Created in a more intimate format on view for the first time in the United States, these works are singular explorations of line and form. Minutely detailed, yet with bold explorations of color, they are at once abstract and figurative. Framed by the paintings and addressing a similar dialectic is a large, new floor-based constellation composed of almost a hundred different stainless-steel elements. Viewers navigate an all-encompassing environment of organic-looking, cloud-like forms whose reflections envelop its audience and reinforce an impression of perpetuity and infinity.” — David Zwirner

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Yayoi Kusama. Pumpkin, 2019. Fiberglass reinforced plastic, stainless steel, and urethane paint. 48 7/8 x 50 x 52 3/8 inches, 124 x 127 x 133 cm. Yayoi Kusama © YAYOI KUSAMA. Courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Victoria Miro and David Zwirner

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Installation view, Yayoi Kusama: Every Day I Pray For Love, David Zwirner, New York, 2019. Yayoi Kusama © YAYOI KUSAMA. Courtesy David Zwirner

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Yayoi Kusama. INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – DANCING LIGHTS THAT FLEW UP TO THE UNIVERSE, 2019. Mirrored glass, wood, LED lighting system, metal, and acrylic panel. 113 5/8 x 163 1/2 x 163 5/8 inches, 288.6 x 415.3 x 415.6 cm. Yayoi Kusama © YAYOI KUSAMA. Courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Victoria Miro and David Zwirner

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Installation view, Yayoi Kusama: Every Day I Pray For Love, David Zwirner, New York, 2019. Yayoi Kusama © YAYOI KUSAMA. Courtesy David Zwirner

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Installation view, Yayoi Kusama: Every Day I Pray For Love, David Zwirner, New York, 2019. Yayoi Kusama © YAYOI KUSAMA. Courtesy David Zwirner

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Installation view, Yayoi Kusama: Every Day I Pray For Love, David Zwirner, New York, 2019. Yayoi Kusama © YAYOI KUSAMA. Courtesy David Zwirner

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Installation view, Yayoi Kusama: Every Day I Pray For Love, David Zwirner, New York, 2019. Yayoi Kusama © YAYOI KUSAMA. Courtesy David Zwirner

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Yayoi Kusama © YAYOI KUSAMA. Courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Victoria Miro and David Zwirner