The World’s Most Popular Artist

yayoi-kusama-named-the-worlds-most-popular-artist-1The Art Newspaper has announced it’s pick of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama as the world’s most favorite artist. Kusama’s eccentric “Infinite Obsession” show was the most visited exhibition of 2014.

The 86-year-old’s signature polka-dotted sculptures and mirror installations attracted up to 9,000 visitors a day. The exhibition toured major cities in South America and Central America. Overall the exhibition was seen by more than a whopping 2 million people.Yayoi Kusama: Look Now, See Forever Gallery of Modern Art installation view kasuma2 kasuma3

“Kusama is the only one of our artists who sells on every continent. She’s very rare in that she has this kind of credibility within the art world establishment, but she also has a very popular appeal.”

Source: HypeBeast