Infinite Jest: Yayoi Kusama at David Zwirner Galleries

On May 11, after a massive collaboration with Louis Vuitton – which saw her style applied to clothes, accessories and, most coveted of all, the Maison’s signature bags – Yayoi Kusama unveiled her latest works across three David Zwirner galleries in New York City. The exhibition will run through July 21. Titled “I Spend Each Day Embracing Flowers,” it is set to be one of Kusama’s largest gallery exhibitions to date, featuring new paintings and sculptures focused on the artist’s familiar motifs: pumpkins and flowers. 

The Japanese artist will also be presenting a new Infinity Mirrored Room — arguably her most famous, unarguably her most Instagrammed, medium. Kusama’s previous Infinity Mirrored Rooms have plunged the viewer into never-ending universes filled with star-like luminous orbs, polka dot-covered pumpkins, chandeliers, and other optically-interesting visual phenomena.

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Installation view, Yayoi Kusama: I Spend Each Day Embracing Flowers, David Zwirner, New York, May 1 — July 21, 2023 © YAYOI KUSAMA Courtesy of David Zwirner

It wouldn’t be a stretch to call Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Rooms one of the most popular and influential projects in contemporary art, their public openings inspiring long lines. Patrons are eager to immerse themselves in the Japanese artist’s vibrant world and, most importantly, to document it.

During the last Yayoi Kusama exhibition at David Zwirner, in 2019, the gallery was forced to implement a one-minute time constraint to accommodate the 75,000 people who lined up to step inside “Dancing Lights That Flew Up to the Universe.” The exhibition’s opening coincided with the tenth anniversary of Kusama’s first gallery show with David Zwirner.

Learn more about Yayoi Kusama’s show.