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Published: 16:54, November 09, 2022 | Updated: 01:47, November 10, 2022
Queen of polka dots
By Wang Zhan
Published:16:54, November 09, 2022 Updated:01:47, November 10, 2022 By Wang Zhan

This photo taken on Nov 9, 2022 shows the art works of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama at the exhibition titled Yayoi Kusama:1945 to Now at the M+ art museum in Hong Kong. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY)

Hong Kong’s M+ art museum will host a grand exhibition of renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama from Nov 12, 2022 to May 14, 2023, giving art lovers in the city a dazzling visual feast of her avant-garde vision.

Titled Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now, the exhibit will feature more than 200 of Kusama's masterpieces, including paintings, sculptures, and installations. It’s the largest retrospective of the Japanese cultural icon in Asia outside Japan, showcasing how she "creates art for the healing of all mankind".

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Members of media pose with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's work Pumpkins during the media tour at the exhibition titled Yayoi Kusama:1945 to Now at the M+ art museum in Hong Kong, on Nov 9, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY)

Born in 1929, Kusama is one of the most influential Asian artists in the history of contemporary art and is renowned for her ground-breaking artworks and astonishing creativity. 

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Famous for applying eye-catching dots in her works, Kusama has been hailed as the "Queen of polka dots".

China Daily's Calvin Ng took the photos.

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