FIAC 2019: Yayoi Kusama's giant pumpkin at the Place Vendôme has been removed

Published by Elodie D. · Published on 17 October 2019 at 20h54 · Updated on 17 October 2019 at 21h02
For FIAC 2019 a gigantic pumpkin was set at the Place de Vendôme this October 14, 2019. Initially said to remain until October 21, 2019, the work has been removed this Thursday October 17 due to the weather.. Created by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, this inflatable 10m high structure covered in black dots was impressive. Here are pictures!

Every year, the Place Vendôme welcomes a unique work for FIAC, this contemporary art week in Paris. After the scandalous Tree by McCarthy in 2014 and the strange stars by Elmgreen & Dragset last year, here’s that the bubbly Yayoi Kusama is expected from October 14, 2019 with a giant pumpkin.

The 90-year-old Japanese artist is known worldwide for her impressive immersive installations! After over 70 years of career, she keeps on creating psychedelic works. We saw her in 2011 during the Yayoi Kusama retrospective at Centre Pompidou and more recently at the Louis Vuitton Foundation.

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For the Place Vendôme, the artist signs her biggest creation ever: a 10-m wide pumpkin. Why a pumpkin? This shape has been around a lot in Kusama’s works since her family used to grow this vegetable in Matsumoto and the artist spent her childhood near kabocha squash fields.

Yayoi Kusama is happy: “I’ll be delighted to show my work at the Place Vendôme, an historic square as beautiful as meaningful and I wish to share the message of love and peace of my art with Parisians and people from all over the world”.

Practical information

Opening Time
From 14 October 2019 to 17 October 2019

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    Location

    Place Vendôme
    75001 Paris 1

    Prices
    Free

    Recommended age
    For all

    Official website
    www.fiac.com

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