Accumulation II

Yayoi Kusama, Japanese-American, born 1929

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1962

Sewn stuffed fabric, plaster, paint, and sofa frame

Overall: 35 x 88 x 40 1/4 in. (88.9 x 223.52 x 102.235 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Tepper

S.974.374

Geography/Culture

Asia, East Asia, Japan

Period

20th century

Object Name

Sculpture

Classification

Sculpture

On view

Inscription

Not signed.

Exhibition History

Yayoi Kusama, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Rein Sofia, Madrid, Spain, May 10-September 18, 2011; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, October 19, 2011-January 9, 2012; Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom, February 1, 2012-May 20, 2012; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, June 11-September 28, 2012.

Yayoi Kusama, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida, December 6, 2002-May 11, 2003.

Soft Sculpture, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Germany, November 15, 1979-February 3, 1980.

Possibly in Kusama's Peep Show / Endless Love Show, Richard Castellane Gallery, New York, New York, 1966.

Part Object Part Sculpture, Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, October 28, 2005-February 26, 2006.

Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 26,2009-March 15, 2010.

Love Forever: Yayoi Kusama, 1958 to 1968, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, March 8-June 6, 1998, EX.98.131; Museum of Modern Art, New York, July 9-September 22, 1999; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, December 10, 1998-March 7, 1999; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan, April 29-July 4, 1999.

Kusama: Driving Image Show, Richard Castellane Gallery, New York, New York, April 1964.

Improbable Furniture, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, March 10-April 10, 1977; Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California, May 20-July 10, 1977; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, July 23-September 4, 1977.

Group Exhibition, The Green Gallery, New York, New York, June 5 (or 12)-July 21, 1962.

Contemporary Art from the College Collection, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 24-March 2, 1975.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 8, 2006-May 2007.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 6, 2004

Acquisitions 1974-1978, Jaffe-Friede, Strauss & Barrows Galleries, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 8, 1978-January 21, 1979.

Publication History

Udo Kultermann, The New Sculpture, New York: Praeger Publishers, 1968, p. 36, no. 39.

Udo Kultermann, Neue Dimensionen der Plastik (under the name "Phallic Plastik"), Tubingen, Germany: Wasmuth, 1967.

Mit Texten von Ralf Burmeister, Eckhard Furlus, Karoline Hille, Maria Makela and Eva Zuchner, Hannah Hoch: Eine Lebenscollage, Archive Edition, Volume 3 (1946-1978), Berlin, Germany: Berlinische Galerie, December 2001, 263 pp., ill. p. 232.

Mark Ormond and Diane W. Camber, Yayoi Kusama (Exhibition Catalogue), Miami Beach, Florida: Bass Museum of Art, December 2002, 48 pp., ill. p. 26.

Lynn Zelevansky, Laura Hoptman, Akira Tatehata, Alexandra Munroe, Love Forever: Yayoi Kusama, 1958-1968, Los Angeles: Museum Associates, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1998, ill. catalogue number 43

James Meyer, Minimalism: Art and Polemics in the Sixties, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2001, ill. no. 105.

Ed. Frances Morris, Yayoi Kusama, London: Tate Publishing, 2012, pp. 52-53.

David Joselit, "Molds and Swarms" in Helen Molesworth, Part Object Part Sculpture, University Park, Pennsylvania and Columbus, Ohio: The Pennsylvania State University Press and Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, 2005, pp. 166-171, ill. pp.170-171 and frontispiece.

Brian P. Kennedy and Emily Shubert Burke, Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009, p.94, no.69.

Alice Gomstyn, "What's Under the Hood? A peek at some of the rarest and most offbeat items housed in the College's Hood Museum of Art," Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Volume 96, Number 4, March-April 2004, pp. 30-31, ill. pp. 31.

Provenance

The artist; Richard Castellane Gallery, New York, New York; sold to Belle Aronson Tepper (1897-1993) and Harry L. Tepper (1896-1980), East Orange, New Jersey, probably about 1966-68; given to present collection, 1974.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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