Queensland Art Gallery acquires rare Yayoi Kusama flower

BRISBANE.- The Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art is set to take ownership of a rare flower sculpture created by leading international contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama, thanks to a very generous benefactor. And Kusama’s The obliteration room installation at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), which has attracted global press and social media attention, is about to be recreated at London’s Tate Modern for a major retrospective of the artist’s work. Queensland Art Gallery Director Tony Ellwood said the massive, brightly coloured flower sculpture was one of four in Kusama’s Flowers that bloom at midnight installation on display as part of the exhibition ‘Yayoi Kusama: Look Now, See Forever’, at GOMA until March 11. ‘We are delighted that Gallery benefactor Win Schubert has supported in full the acquisition of this work for the Gallery’s permanent Collection, via the Josephine Ulri