The Polka Dot Princess’s Fear of the Phallus

This story originally appeared in Dirge Magazine on April 7, 2017.  The retrospective exhibition of Yayoi Kusama’s artwork currently on display at Washington, D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum showcases a 6-decade career hallmarked by obsessive, mind-bending repetitions of patterns and immersive viewer experiences. The exhibition has turned into a social media sensation. An Instagram selfie in a Kusama infinity room such…

The Polka Dot Princess’s Fear of the Phallus

The retrospective exhibition of Yayoi Kusama’s artwork currently on display at Washington, D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum showcases a 6-decade career hallmarked by obsessive, mind-bending repetitions of patterns and immersive viewer experiences. The exhibition has turned into a social media sensation. An Instagram selfie in a Kusama infinity room such as “Phalli’s Field” is a status symbol,…