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  • This exhibit is going to blow up your Instagram feed — and rewrite art history

    The Washington Post - 02/21/2017

    Stressed out and suffering from hallucinations, Kusama returned to Japan in 1973 and voluntarily checked herself into a mental institution, where she still resides. After she left, the New York art scene quickly forgot about her, and art historians later followed suit, says Gloria Sutton, an art history professor at Northeastern University.

    “I think there is just a blind spot when it comes to female artists and Asian artists in the art history narrative,” Sutton says. “That’s especially true for artists like Kusama, who worked in so many different mediums.”

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