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Yayoi Kusama: White Paintings

Judd Foundation is pleased to present an exhibition of four paintings by Yayoi Kusama on the ground floor of 101 Spring Street in New York.

Donald Judd was a friend of Kusama’s and an advocate of her early Infinity Net series, writing as an art critic for ARTnews, “Yayoi Kusama is an original painter. The five white, very large paintings [presented at the artist-run Brata Gallery in 1959] are strong, advanced in concept and realized.” The artists lived in the same building on 19th Street in New York in the early 1960s, where Kusama constructed her first sculptural installations at the same time that Judd constructed his. Judd later wrote a letter of support on behalf of Kusama for the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service.

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