Happy Birthday: Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama was born on March 22. She was a contemporary of the pop art and minimalist art movements, and her work is widely exhibited today. She is recognized for her use of bright colors and patterns in work across a wide variety of media.

Recently, Kusama's work made headlines when a piece in her Infinity Mirrors exhibit was reportedly damaged by a museum goer attempting a selfie.

"A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement ... Polka dots are a way to infinity."

~Yayoi Kusama