Yayoi Kusama at the Pompidou Centre in Paris

Yayoi Kusama is one of my icons. Her universe and the visual language she's developed are fascinating.

The Centre Pompidou is presenting the first French retrospective dedicated to the Japanese artist and I hope to see it asap. Following her career through 150 works created between 1949 and 2001, the exhibition tracks the major moments in the life of the artist and illustrates the protean character (paintings, sculptures, environments, performances) of a collection of works which Kusama has herself described as "obsessional". Strongly rooted in a childhood memory, a hallucination from which she developed the polka dot motif, this unclassified work still has significant influence on the cotemporary scene.

Beautiful, scary and amazing at the same time!  Go and see it, it's until 9 January 2012