Yayoi Kusama

By Jimmy Mckenzie All photos by Paul Clemence, courtesy of ARCHI-PHOTO Since the pandemic began the city that never sleeps has been so near empty that many walking along the usually chaotic Times Square had plenty of sidewalks to enjoy all to themselves. Restaurants were soulless, and even usually lively Bryant

Story & photos by Everett Potter Anyone who needs a dose of exuberance after the year we’ve had should make a beeline to KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). Featuring work by celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, it runs from April 10–October 31, 2021. The exhibition

by Mark A. Thompson When you grow up in a plant seed nursery, perhaps it’s only natural that your creative dreams pulse with polka dots and pumpkins, as is the case with artist Yayoi Kusama. Raised in Matsumoto, Japan in the shadow of World War II, Kusama found solace in