Flowers That Bloom at Midnight
Yayoi Kusama
A Japanese Artist

As fall cedes to winter, the Jardins des Tuileries in Paris will be enlivened by Yayoi Kusama?s vibrantly colored Flowers That Bloom at Midnight, a series of unique large-scale sculptures. [from hufington post]
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Flower Kicked
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Flowers that Bloom at Midnight 2012 external link
Artist: Yayoi Kusama external link
A Japanese external link Artist external link
33 Tehama external link
San Francisco external link California external link
(Date Photographed: 13:32:04 Sunday 6 May 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 11 May 2018)
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The flower appeared to lay on its back with one foot on the ground and one kicked high in the air.


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Artist Signature
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Flowers that Bloom at Midnight 2012 external link
Artist: Yayoi Kusama external link
A Japanese external link Artist external link
33 Tehama external link
San Francisco external link California external link
(Date Photographed: 13:31:42 Sunday 6 May 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 11 May 2018)
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The artist Yayoi Kusama signed the work inside a green polka dot, "Yayoi Kusama 2012."


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Flower Reclined
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Flowers that Bloom at Midnight 2012 external link
Artist: Yayoi Kusama external link
A Japanese external link Artist external link
33 Tehama external link
San Francisco external link California external link
(Date Photographed: 13:31:55 Sunday 6 May 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 11 May 2018)
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A statue of a flower reclined on its back. It was located on a low round platform in front of 33 Tehama. The plaza in which it laid was covered in dozens of large red polka dots.


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The Sign
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Flowers that Bloom at Midnight 2012 external link
Artist: Yayoi Kusama external link
A Japanese external link Artist external link
33 Tehama external link
San Francisco external link California external link
(Date Photographed: 13:31:33 Sunday 6 May 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 11 May 2018)
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A sign posted on the ground near the sculpture read in part, "Fiberglass-reinforced plastic, metal, and urethane paint."


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Polka Dots
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Artist: Yayoi Kusama external link
A Japanese external link Artist external link
33 Tehama external link
San Francisco external link California external link
(Date Photographed: 13:32:13 Sunday 6 May 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 11 May 2018)
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The flower featured white polka dots on red, surrounding blue polka dots on black, surrounding green polka dots on yellow. The center of the eye was composed of pink bent rectangles against a black background.


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A Leaf
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Artist: Yayoi Kusama external link
A Japanese external link Artist external link
33 Tehama external link
San Francisco external link California external link
(Date Photographed: 13:32:17 Sunday 6 May 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 11 May 2018)
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One of the leafs of the flower was green covered in large chartreuse polka dots.


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Polka Dots In All Colors
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Artist: Yayoi Kusama external link
A Japanese external link Artist external link
33 Tehama external link
San Francisco external link California external link
(Date Photographed: 13:32:21 Sunday 6 May 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 11 May 2018)
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The sculpture was covered in polka dots of all colors.


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Facing Alley
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Artist: Yayoi Kusama external link
A Japanese external link Artist external link
33 Tehama external link
San Francisco external link California external link
(Date Photographed: 13:32:32 Sunday 6 May 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 11 May 2018)
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The view of the sculpture looking out at Tehama Alley. The presence of a large seating area (as well as the presence of a guard) prevented folks from sitting on the sculpture.


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Back View
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Flowers that Bloom at Midnight 2012 external link
Artist: Yayoi Kusama external link
A Japanese external link Artist external link
33 Tehama external link
San Francisco external link California external link
(Date Photographed: 13:32:39 Sunday 6 May 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 11 May 2018)
© 2018 Bryan Costales
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A view of the back of the sculpture. From behind, it looks more abstract and less like a flower.


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