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Yayoi Kusama’s Yellow Pumpkin

If asked about Pop Art, who’s the first artist that comes up to mind? I bet it’s Andy Warhol, probably followed by Roy Lichstenstein. But would you associate Pop Art with Japan? Truth is that Yayoi Kusama, one of the most acclaimed Japanese artists, is a precursor of Pop Art and she influenced Andy Warhol as well as Claes Oldenburg. Her yellow pumpkin, dotted in black, has become somehow the icon of Naoshima, the Japanese island transformed in a cradle of modern and contemporary art.