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Pumpkins are one of Kusama’s most iconic works. The first of these oddly shaped sculptures appeared in Kusama’s art in 1946, 10 years before she started to rise to fame. These sculptures take inspiration from ‘kabocha’ —a kind of pumpkin used extensively in Japanese cooking. Kusama reinterprets these pumpkins by giving them grooves and bumps and vibrant colors. From the 1970s onwards, pumpkins started to become synonymous with Kusama and her practice. In a 2015 interview, Kusama said “I love pumpkins because of their humorous form, warm feeling, and a human-like quality.”
Yayoi Kusama was born on 22nd of March, 1929 in Japan. She is one of the most important living Avant-garde artists. Kusama takes her inspiration from her hallucinations and personal obsessions, expressed by brave colours, polka-dots, repetitive motifs and shapes. Kusama’s interdisciplinary works include paintings, performance, installations and cinema. In 1957, she moved to the USA where she was inspired by her contemporaries, Andy Warhol, George Segal and Claes Olderburg. The artist featured in 2019 ArtReview Power 100 list and hence became one of the most powerful names of the artworld. Kusama, one of the most instagrammed artists, lives and works in Tokyo.
With the motto “Art should be a part of everyone’s life”, Step Istanbul will be held for the first time on April 25-28 in Tomtom Kırmızı (Red). The affordable fair aims to give artlovers an opportunity to enjoy the welcoming and relaxing atmosphere and have their personal art purchase experiences. The event will also address the topics of the art sector in its talk programs. Turning Tomtom Kırmızı into an art neighbourhood, Step Istanbul will present hundreds of artworks by different contemporary artists with a price tag between 500– 20.000 liras, and hence will make accessible art possible.
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