This dotty Japanese artist is now 82 years old and started on her creative path from a very young age. After building a reputation in Tokyo, she decided to spread her (Infinity) Net a bit wider by moving over to the US in the late fifties before returning to Japan again in the seventies.
Yayoi hoped her now more sexual work to be as well-received in Japan as it was in the US, unfortunately it was not to be and her art-dealing business folded. It is then she decided to admit herself into a mental hospital voluntarily to feel more secure and continue her artwork. She is also an established novelist, poet and more recently a fashion muse for the likes of Louis Vuitton.
I must admit, I was unsure about paying the 11GBPs for a ticket, but I did enjoy it and even moreso, reading up on the method behind the madness.
What a fascinating woman; she is a successful female artist with her pieces being sold at several million pounds a time AND she is still alive to reap the rewards! Go girl!
I highly recommend it, but do your research on her before you go, it will make it all 200% more interesting.