May 17, 2011
May 17, 2011
May 17, 2011
May 17, 2011

Baby Stroller

Baby Stroller


Yayoi Kusama

(Japanese, 1929-)

Presumably found baby stroller, paint, canvas, cotton, and steel

Overall: 89.5 x 102 x 74 cm (35 1/4 x 40 3/16 x 29 1/8 in.)

Weight: 30.4 kg (67.02 lbs.)

Gift of Henry H. Hawley in memory of Berenice H. Kent 2010.463

Did you know?

The silver phalluses covering the baby stroller is a motif found throughout Kusama’s work.


During the 1960s, Yayoi Kusama transformed everyday objects by covering them with hand-sewn and stuffed phallic protrusions. This process, which she called "obliteration," relates to the artist's interest throughout her career in the repetition of organic forms. In this work, Kusama creates a tension between the baby stroller, designed to carry children, and the sexual imagery that it totes instead.

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