Kusama—Life, Death, Etc., at Gagosian Galleryhttp://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/visual-art/kusama%E2%80%94life-death-etc/709/
That’s partly why her current show at Gagosian is so impressive. The first work you’re likely to encounter is the pumpkin installation, situated in the garage space next to the gallery’s entrance behind a glass-fronted roll-up door. Three big squashes, sized like the three bears and trimmed with Kusama’s trademark polka dots, sit contentedly within the same colored, dotted walls. The pumpkin, purportedly a self-representation by the artist, is a pleasing shape and the proximity of the three indeed feels like some kind of family unit. It’s fun, funny, and ominous.