12 Women Artists Who Rewrote the Rules

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama stands in front of one of her paintings in her studio, Tokyo, Japan
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Yayoi Kusama climbed the Brooklyn Bridge in an anti-war performance. Louise Bourgeois earned acclaim with her monumental sculptures of spiders. Frida Kahlo overcame a nearly fatal bus accident to become one of Mexico’s greatest painters. In celebration of Women's History Month, we have chosen 12 of our favourite pioneering Modern and contemporary artists. Several, such as Judy Chicago and Louise Bourgeois, have had major recent exhibitions, and the forthcoming Adrian Piper retrospective at New York’s MoMA is one of spring’s most anticipated shows. Click ahead to view these groundbreaking women. –Kathleen White

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12 Women Artists Who Rewrote the Rules

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