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31 Washington Place (enter at 32 Waverly Place)
Room 300 , United States

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February 2017

Revisiting the 1960s, Globalization, Monopoly, and Art Outlaws: Yayoi Kusama and the Rise of the Leo Castelli Gallery

Monday, February 13, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
NYU Silver Center, 31 Washington Place (enter at 32 Waverly Place)
Room 300 , United States
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Artist Yayoi Kusama and art dealer Leo Castelli both launched their careers in the multicultural downtown scene of the 1950s. In this lecture, Midori Yamamura (JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, The National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo) will examine how, with the rise of the global art market, Kusama’s work became marginalized—an experience that distinctively shaped her art. This program is offered in conjunction with Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965, an exhibition on view at NYU's Grey…

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