Naoshima Island – Yayoi Kusama Yellow Pumpkin
On an old pier on Naoshima Island, Japan, Yayoi Kusama's largest Pumpkin sculpture was designed with the knowledge that it would be the first to be displayed outside.
Pumpkin was first shown at the 1994 Naoshima exhibition, Open Air '94 "Out of Bounds" --Contemporary Art in the Seascape--.
What separates the Pumpkin at Naoshima from the other Pumpkins Kusama had created in the past is how it was designed with the location in mind. Placed on an old pier jutting out into the sea, surrounded by the blue of the ocean and the green of the trees, this Pumpkin stands out with its vibrant yellow colour. It was one of the largest Pumpkin sculptures Kusama had made up to that point and was designed with the knowledge that it would be the first to be displayed outside.