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Yayoi Kusama, Pumpkin

Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin” (2016) is an 8-foot tall sculpture and installation at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. Covered in the artist’s signature polka-dot effect, it embodies Kusama’s lifelong fascination with pumpkins and her investigation into themes of nature, fantasy, life and death. Join Melissa Chiu, Museum Director at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, to explore what makes “Pumpkin” a masterpiece. Video by Bank of America. Created by Smarthistory.

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