Revisiting the 1960s, Globalization, Monopoly, and Art Outlaws: Yayoi Kusama and the Rise of the Leo Castelli Gallery

In conjunction with the exhibition Inventing Downtown:
Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965

Artist Yayoi Kusama and art dealer Leo Castelli both launched their careers in the multicultural downtown scene of the 1950s. In this lecture, Midori Yamamura, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, and author of Yayoi Kusama: Inventing the Singular (MIT Press, 2015), will examine how, with the rise of the global art market, Kusama’s work became marginalized—an experience that distinctively shaped her art.

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Art History, Asian/Pacific/American Institute, and Grey Art Gallery.

Starts 2/13/17 7:00 pm
Ends 2/13/17 8:30 pm
Participants Midori Yamamura
Location Silver Center, Room 300 (enter at 32 Waverly Place)
Cost Free


Program Types: Lecture