Yayoi Kusama


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Yayoi Kusama was edited by Loise Neri and Takaya Goto with contributions from Leslie Camhi, RoseLeeGoldberg, Laura Hoptman, and Chris Kraus. This book comes in three different color patterns (all with the same cover design). This is the most comprehensive book devoted to the incomparable and iconic work of Yayoi Kusama. The artist, now in her eighties, has become a vital force in contemporary art and an influence on generations of artists.

When she arrived in New York City in 1958 from her native Japan, Kusama embarked on a series of works that forged a new visual vocabulary—the Net paintings, which were composed of scores of small, thickly painted loops spanning large canvases. Her singular approach to art continued in other extraordinary bodies of work, including the phallic soft sculptures which she later incorporated into full-scale environments. In 1973 she returned to Japan, where she lives and works today. Since then, she has created dazzling walk-in mirror rooms and pumpkin sculptures, as well as writing poetry and novels. In this book—created in close collaboration with Kusama and her Tokyo studio—the breadth and import of this artist’s career are considered in depth. The book includes ephemera, sketches, and photographs from the artist’s extensive archive that have never been seen before. 

- Hardbound
- 304 pages, 13-1/2 x 9-2/3 x 1 inches
- Illustrated throughout in Kusama's brilliant color
- 2012
SKU: 8091

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