Pumpkins, peas, peonies: New York exhibit celebrates Japan's Kusama

New York (AFP) – Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama grew up among plants; walking through her grandfather’s vast nursery as a child she first saw the pumpkins that would come to define her work. Now, the 92-year-old’s sculptures stretch across the 250-acre (100-hectare) grounds of the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx in a major exhibition that was delayed by a year because of the pandemic. “KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature,” was due to open in March 2020 following years of preparation and will finally welcome visitors beginning Saturday as cultural life gradually returns to New York City. “It’s not just …

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