Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Ave. at 7th St., SW
Legendary painter, sculptor and performance artist Kusama (b. 1929, Tokyo, Japan) uses the pumpkin as a signature form, embracing the gourd as both an allegory and a form of self-portraiture in paintings, drawings, sculptures, and some of her most important installations. This whimsical sculpture embodies two of Kusama’s most recognized motifs: pumpkins and polka-dots.