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Yayoi Kusama | Whitney Biennial 2004 | Narcissus Garden

Art Domantay | installation

Presented by Public Art Fund

Yayoi Kusama's Narcissus Garden, an installation of floating mirrored balls in the Conservatory Water, connects back to her notorious Narcissus Garden for the 1966 Venice Biennale when the artist was censured for selling 1,500 mirrored globes under a sign that read "Your Narcissism for Sale." Over the past three decades, Kusama (b.1929, Matsumoto, Japan) has often revisited mirrored forms in her work, exploring notions of infinity, illusion, and repetition in discrete sculptures and room-size installations, as in the recent The Fireflies on the Water(2002), also part of the 2004 Biennial Exhibition.