Yayoi Kusama

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About this artwork

An ordinary baking tray is filled not with food, but instead crude phallic protrusions. These stuffed fabric sacks wriggle out from their metal container in a haphazard and unsettling manner. This tactile sculpture is knowingly comic and absurd. An accompanying serving spoon daintily offers up a single, squat phallus, as if for consumption. Kusama used bronze spray paint to unify these soft shapes, but in places the different fabrics she used for stuffing are visible, including a black and yellow polka-dot textile. The artist is renowned for her lifelong use of polka dots.  

Published June 2022

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Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama