Yoko Masuda

We pay our respects to an amazing woman, Yoko Masuda, who died on 28 January. Yoko was the director of the Niki Museum, a unique art museum solely devoted to the work of Niki de Saint Phalle. The museum, which opened in Nasu, Japan in 1994, was based on Yoko’s private collection, spanning Niki’s entire career and embodying Yoko’s deep love for Niki and her work.

Yoko was an exceptional woman, a true force of nature. We are happy to have known her. She will be deeply missed.

Photo source: Masuda, Yoko S. “The Tarot Garden. Niki de Saint Phalle.” Nasu: Niki Museum, 2008.