It is the Yayoi Kusama Museum, so all the works on display are by Yayoi Kusama. But something was different. Maybe it was because there were not so many works filled with polka dots. The last time I visited a gallery in Kyobashi, there were many works by Yayoi Kusama on display, but most of them were based on the motif of polka dots. The polka dots that kept coming at me over and over again were the essence of Yayoi Kusama's work in my mind.
The gallery not only exhibited her works, but also sold them. As long as you paid money, you could get your hands on them. The fact that most of the works displayed in the showcase of the market, so to speak, were based on the motif of polka dots, must be due to the high popularity of polka dots. Indeed, among the works that "the source of their creation is very personal, such as hallucinatory experiences and visions that well up in the mind" (Yayoi Kusama Museum website), the works with polka dots as motifs look gentle and easy to approach. It seems that even if you approach and reach out your hand, you are unlikely to be bitten.
The work displayed on the roof of the museum was also decorated with polka dots. It also looked as if it would not bite me. But instead, it seemed as if it would be able to reach out and bite my hand.
|Jun 2022 STILL LIFE TOKYO|
|ARTWORK BENTENCHO MUSEUM POLKA DOT|
June 2, 2022
Still Life Photography
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