Yayoi Kusama

Author: Jo Applin
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 1846380901
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Almost a half-century after Yayoi Kusama debuted her landmark installation Infinity Mirror Room--Phalli's Field (1965) in New York, the work remains challenging and unclassifiable. Shifting between the Pop-like and the Surreal, the Minimal and the metaphorical, the figurative and the abstract, the psychotic and the erotic, with references to "free love" and psychedelia, it seemed to embody all that the 1960s was about, while at the same time denying the prevailing aesthetics of its time. The installation itself was a room lined with mirrored panels and carpeted with several hundred brightly polka-dotted soft fabric protrusions into which the visitor was completely absorbed. Kusama simply called it "a sublime, miraculous field of phalluses." A precursor of performance-based feminist art practice, media pranksterism, and "Occupy" movements, Kusama (born in 1929) was once as well known as her admirers--Andy Warhol, Donald Judd, and Joseph Cornell. In this first monograph on an epoch-defining work, Jo Applin looks at the installation in detail and places it in the context of subsequent art practice and theory as well as Kusama's own (as she called it) "obsessional art." Applin also discusses Kusama's relationship to her contemporaries, particularly those working with environments, abstract-erotic sculpture, and mirrors, and those grappling with such issues as abstraction, eroticism, sexuality, and softness. The work of Lee Lozano, Claes Oldenburg, Louise Bourgeois, and Eva Hesse is seen anew when considered in relation to Yayoi Kusama's.

Yayoi Kusama

Author: Yayoi Kusama
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ISBN: 9780993442018
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Infinity Net The Autobiography Of Yayoi Kusama

Author: Yayoi Kusama
Editor: Tate Enterprises Ltd
ISBN: 184976087X
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I am deeply terrified by the obsessions crawling over my body, whether they come from within me or from outside. I fluctuate between feelings of reality and unreality. I, myself, delight in my obsessions.'Yayoi Kusama is one of the most significant contemporary artists at work today. This engaging autobiography tells the story of her life and extraordinary career in her own words, revealing her as a fascinating figure and maverick artist who channels her obsessive neuroses into an art that transcends cultural barriers. Kusama describes the decade she spent in New York, first as a poverty stricken artist and later as the doyenne of an alternative counter-cultural scene. She provides a frank and touching account of her relationships with key art-world figures, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Donald Judd and the reclusive Joseph Cornell, with whom Kusama forged a close bond. In candid terms she describes her childhood and the first appearance of the obsessive visions that have haunted her throughout her life. Returning to Japan in the early 1970s, Kusama checked herself into a psychiatric hospital in Tokyo where she resides to the present day, emerging to dedicate herself with seemingly endless vigour to her art and her writing. This remarkable autobiography provides a powerful insight into a unique artistic mind, haunted by fears and phobias yet determined to maintain her position at the forefront of the artistic avant-garde. In addition to her artwork, Yayoi Kusama is the author of numerous volumes of poetry and fiction, including The Hustler's Grotto of Christopher Street, Manhattan Suicide Addict and Violet Obsession.

Yayoi Kusama Now

Author: Yayoi Kusama
Editor: Smart Art Pr
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In the 1960s Yayoi Kusama's body of work was seen in the context of Pop Art and her performances were perceived as Happenings. Today her work from the 60s is seen as an important precursor of both Minimalism and the Body Art movement as well as a seminal and powerful expression of the feminine viewpoint. Following the success of Kusama's major retrospective seen at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, this new exhibition catalogue displays a dazzling array of sculpture and installations as well as a new series of canvases, and includes an interview with the artist by Damien Hirst.

Yayoi Kusama Every Day I Pray For Love

Author: Yayoi Kusama
Editor: David Zwirner Books
ISBN: 9781644230459
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In her most personal book to date, Yayoi Kusama brings us into her private world through poetic recollections, giving insight into her creative process and the essential role language plays in her paintings, sculptures, and daily life. With a new focus on Yayoi Kusama’s use of language, this book features an impressive overview of her poetry, which the artist creates alongside her work in other mediums. Highlighting the importance of words to the artist, the book draws special attention to the captivating, poetic titles of her paintings, such as in I WOULD LIKE TO SHOW YOU THE INFINITE SPLENDOR OF STARDUST IN THE UNIVERSE and FIGURE OF THE MIDNIGHT DARKNESS OF THE UNIVERSE THAT I DEDICATED ALL MY HEART. These visionary titles are a quintessential part of Kusama’s eye-catching artworks, but also hold their own as unique aphorisms and appealing statements of cosmic spirituality. The poetry also collected here touches on Kusama’s personal trials, her human ideals, and her heroic pursuit of art above all else. Centered around EVERY DAY I PRAY FOR LOVE, Kusama’s acclaimed exhibition at David Zwirner, New York, in 2019, the book features more than 300 pages of new paintings, sculptures, and Infinity Mirror Rooms. It also includes photographs of Kusama over time, offering a unique visual timeline of this iconic artist.

Yayoi Kusama White Infinity Nets

Author: Yayoi Kusama
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ISBN: 9780956856678
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Victoria Miro inaugurates its new Mayfair gallery with a presentation of recent white 'Infinity Net' paintings by Yayoi Kusama. It is the first time Kusama has exclusively shown white 'Infinity Nets' in Europe and in its select concentration on these iconic works the exhibition recalls Kusama's debut solo show in New York at the Brata Gallery in October 1959.00Exhibition: Victorio Miro Gallery, London, UK (2013).

Yayoi Kusama Published On The Occasion Of The Two Part Exhibition Held At Victoria Miro 14 London 10 October 17 November 2007 7 February 20 March 2008 At Victoria Miro 14 16 London

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Yayoi Kusama In Infinity

Author: Lærke Rydal Jørgensen
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Within a few years, Yayoi Kusama (born 1929) has become a favourite of Louisiana’s guests because of her Gleaming Lights of the Souls installation at the museum – a mirror-lined room with hundreds of lamps in various colours that give the viewer a cosmic sensation of being in an infinite space. But with a career spanning six decades, Kusama is much more than this. She came onto the art scene almost as a woman counterpart to Andy Warhol in New York in the 1960s, where she expressed herself in a mixture of art, fashion and happenings. Since then, her striking visual language and constant artistic innovation have rightfully earned her a position as one of today’s most prominent artists. Louisiana’s exhibition of Kusama tells the full story of this Japanese artist who with prodigious productivity has created an entire world unto itself, in which color, patterns and movement together bear witness to her fascination with the infinite. The Louisiana exhibition unfurls the whole of Kusama’s life’s work: from early watercolours and pastels to her ground-breaking paintings and sculptures from the 1960s, psychedelic films, performances, installations and political happenings in the 1960s and the early 1970s, as well as shedding new light on works from the 1980s, after the artist’s return to Tokyo. Also on show exhibition are several of Kusama’s recent installations, and a series of new paintnings by the 86-year-old Kusama, created especially for Louisiana’s exhibition. The exhibition is the first Kusama retrospective to take into account the artist’s interest in fashion and design but also includes several important works from her early period that have never before been exhibited. 00Exhibition: Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark (17.9.2015 - 24.1.2016).

Yayoi Kusama

Author: Sarah Suzuki
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Growing up in the mountains of Japan, Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) dreamed of becoming an artist. One day, she had a vision in which the world and everything in it--the plants, the people, the sky--were covered in polka dots. She began to cover her paintings, drawings, sculptures, and even her body with dots. As she grew up, she traveled all around the world, from Tokyo to Seattle, New York to Venice, and brought her dots with her. Different people saw these dots in different ways--some thought they were tiny, like cells, and others imagined them enormous, like planets. Every year, Kusama sees more of the world, covering it with dots and offering people a way to experience it the way she does. Written by Sarah Suzuki, a curator at The Museum of Modern Art, and featuring reproductions of Kusama's instantly recognizable artworks, this colorful book tells the story of an artist whose work will not be complete until her dots cover the world, from here to infinity.

Yayoi Kusama Cosmic Nature

Author: Mika Yoshitake
Editor: Rizzoli Electa
ISBN: 9780847868391
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This first book explore uber-popular artist Yayoi Kusama's profound career-long engagement with nature as a bedrock of her hugely influential work. Yayoi Kusama's groundbreaking work has mesmerized audiences since her first exhibitions in New York in the 1960s. Known for working in a broad range of media--including painting, performance, sculpture, and installation--in recent decades she has risen to worldwide fame through the explosive popularity of her mesmerizing infinity mirror rooms and vibrant sculptural installations. Yet the critical importance of botanical imagery and the artist's interest in nature in Kusama's art has been under-represented in American exhibitions to date. Through examination of works from Kusama's adolescence to the present, this landmark exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden, and the accompanying catalogue, will trace the artist's recurring engagement with natural forms and her surrealist exploration of biomorphism, patterns of accumulation inspired by organic growth, and visions of the boundlessness of the living universe. Integrating horticulture and art ranging from the artist's early sketches to monumental, immersive works making their debut at NYBG, this exhibition will explore the profound impact of the natural world through new, critical perspectives on Kusama's philosophy of life.