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There's a new show of Yayoi Kusama pumpkin paintings

There's a new show of Yayoi Kusama pumpkin paintings
Copyright Yayoi Kusama, courtesy Omer Tiroche Gallery

When Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama brought her exhibition of massive, spotted pumpkins to London back in 2016, they became an Instagram heavy-hitter. With infinity mirrors providing a never-ending stretch of trippy gourds to pose among, the hallucinogenic rooms turned a whole new generation onto the nearly-90-year-old visual pioneer.

Now, there's a smaller-scale offshoot of that exhibition to London: taking over the Omer Tiroche Gallery near Bond Street with  ‘Small Pumpkin Paintings’. A feature in her work since the 1940s, they may not be as grand as their 3D cousins, but these pumpkin pics represent an essential part of Yayoi’s oeuvre. And the spotted gallery wall won’t look too bad in a selfie, if that’s what you’re really after.

 

'Small Pumpkin Paintings' is open now until June 1st. Get all your need-to-know art info with Time Out's dedicated guide.

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