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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Culture and the Arts
Narcissus garden Inhotim

Narcissus garden Inhotim (2009) is a new version of the sculpture that Yayoi Kusama originally presented in 1966 to an unofficial participation of the artist at the 33rd Venice Biennale. At that time, Kusama installed clandestinely a lawn among the pavilions, 1,500 balls mirrored that were sold to passers-by for $ 2 each. The board housed between the spheres - "Your narcissism for sale" - revealed ironically her critical message to the art system and its repetition and commercialization systems.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Brazil
Camera: SP-720UZ
Copyright: © Marina Maria de Lira Rocha