Yayoi Kusama  Give Me Love Book

Yayoi Kusama Give Me Love


  • Author : Yayoi Kusama
  • Publisher : David Zwirner Books
  • Date : 2016-03-22
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 9781941701218

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Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love documents the artist's most recent exhibition at David Zwirner, New York, which marked the US debut of The Obliteration Room, an all-white, domestic interior that viewers are invited to cover with dot stickers of various sizes and colors. Widely recognized as one of the most popular artists in the world, Yayoi Kusama has shaped her own narrative of postwar and contemporary art. Minimalism and Pop art, abstraction and conceptualism coincide in her practice, which spans painting, sculpture, performance, room-sized and outdoor installation, the written word, films, fashion, design, and architectural interventions. Born in 1929 in Matsumoto, Japan, Yayoi Kusama briefly studied painting in Kyoto before moving to New York City in the late 1950s. In the mid-1960s, she established herself in New York as an important avant-garde artist by staging groundbreaking happenings, events, and exhibitions. Now in her late 80s, Kusama is entering one of the richest creative periods of her life. Immersed in her studio six days a week, Kusama has spoken of her renewed dedication to creating art over the past years: “[N]ew ideas come welling up every day….Now I am more keenly aware of the time that remains and more in awe of the vast scope of art.” Taking The Obliteration Room as its centerpiece, this catalogue reveals, in vivid large-scale plates, the transformation of the space from a clean white interior to a stunningly saturated room, with ceilings, walls, and furniture covered in myriad multicolored stickers put there by viewers over the course of the exhibition. The catalogue also includes beautiful reproductions of Kusama's new large-format paintings from My Eternal Soul series. Ranging from bright and densely pixelated forms, to umber figures with darker blues and muted oranges, these paintings demonstrate the artist's striking command of color, and her exceptional control over balance and contrast. Bold brushstrokes hover between figuration and a

Yayoi Kusama  Every Day I Pray For Love Book

Yayoi Kusama Every Day I Pray For Love


  • Author : Yayoi Kusama
  • Publisher : David Zwirner Books
  • Date : 2020-10-06
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1644230453

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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.

Infinity Net  The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama Book
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Infinity Net The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama


  • Author : Yayoi Kusama
  • Publisher : Tate Enterprises Ltd
  • Date : 2013-09-05
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781849760874

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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  Festival of Life Book

Yayoi Kusama Festival of Life


  • Author : Yayoi Kusama
  • Publisher : David Zwirner Books
  • Date : 2018-09-25
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 9781941701812

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In a unique style that is both sensory and utopian, Yayoi Kusama’s work possesses a highly personal character, yet one that has connected profoundly with large audiences around the globe. Throughout her career she has been able to break down traditional barriers between work, artist, and spectator. Kusama’s work—which spans paintings, performances, room-size presentations, sculptural installations, literary works, films, fashion, design, and interventions within existing architectural structures—has transcended some of the most important art movements of the second half of the twentieth century, including pop art and minimalism. Conveying extraordinary vitality and passion, her work seems to encompass an autobiographic, even confessional dimension. As stated by Roberta Smith in The New York Times, “These paintings form a great big infinity room of their own, but one in which each part is also an autonomous work of art, its own piece of wobbly, handwrought infinity. You may not want to know these paintings Ms. Kusama has made, but in the moment their vitality is infectious. It is the vitality of an artist who lives to work, whose work keeps her alive.” Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life documents the artist’s exhibition at David Zwirner’s Chelsea location in New York in late 2017, featuring a selection of paintings from her iconic My Eternal Soul series, new large-scale flower sculptures, a polka-dotted environment, and two Infinity Mirror Rooms. The monograph includes new scholarship on the artist by Jenni Sorkin, as well as a special foldout poster.

Yayoi Kusama Book

Yayoi Kusama


  • Author : Yayoi Kusama
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2017-02-16
  • Category :
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 3791355945

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This book explores Yayoi Kusama's best-known and most spectacular series--the Infinity Mirror Rooms--and its influence on the course of contemporary art over the past 50 years. World-renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has worked in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, performance art, and installation. Kusama's iconic Infinity Mirror Rooms, which originated with Phalli's Field in 1965, situate viewers in kaleidoscopic spaces filled with multicolored lights or whimsical forms. These mirror-lined installations reflect endlessly, distorting rooms to project the illusion of infinite space. Over the years, the works have come to symbolize different modalities within the various contexts they have inhabited, from Kusama's "self-obliteration" in the Vietnam War era to her more harmonious aspirations in the present. By examining her early unsettling installations alongside her more recent ethereal atmospheres, this volume aims to historicize the body of work amidst the resurgence of experiential practices within the global landscape of contemporary art. Generously illustrated, this publication invites readers to examine the series' impact over the course of the artist's career. Accompanying essays, an interview with the artist, and a scholarly chronology round out the book.

Yayoi Kusama  Revised and Expanded Edition  Book

Yayoi Kusama Revised and Expanded Edition


  • Author : Catherine Taft
  • Publisher : Phaidon Press
  • Date : 2017-11-08
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0714873454

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An updated edition of the acclaimed monograph, celebrating one of the most iconic and revolutionary artists of our time. "Yayoi Kusama transcended the art world to become a fixture of popular culture, in a league with Andy Warhol, David Hockney, and Keith Haring." —The New York Times Kusama is internationally renowned for her groundbreaking work on themes such as infinity, self-image, sexuality, and compulsive repetition. A well-known name in the Manhattan scene of the 1960s, Kusama's subsequent work combined Psychedelia and Pop culture with patterning, often resulting in participatory installations and series of paintings. This revised and expanded edition of the 2000 monograph, which is arguably still one of the most comprehensive studies on her work to date, has been augmented by an essay by Catherine Taft and a collection of new poems by the artist.

Yayoi Kusama Book

Yayoi Kusama


  • Author : Akira Shibutami
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2019-10-31
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0500295425

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A career retrospective of Yayoi Kusama, Japan's most prominent artist and "Queen of Polka Dots," covering all aspects of her provocative work.

Hi  Konnichiwa Book

Hi Konnichiwa


  • Author : Yayoi Kusama
  • Publisher : Vertical Inc
  • Date : 2014-02-14
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781568365381

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Japanese painter, sculptor, writer, installation and performance artist Yayoi Kusama has been in the vanguard of contemporary art for sixty years. Best known for her use of patterns of dots (which she claims evolved from the hallucinations she’s had since childhood), Kusama, now 84 years old, is finally getting the international recognition she deserves. Hi, Konnichiwa brings together Kusama’s vivid imagery and haunting words with photos of the artist at work and at various stages in her life. The pieces are mostly from recent years (2000-2012), although there are some that go back as far as the 1950s. Here are Kusama’s large-scale canvases, environmental sculptures, multi-media installations, and numerous self-portraits. Here, too, are photos of the artist at ten years old, and as a young woman in Tokyo and then New York, often wearing outrageous clothes of her own design. And we see Yayoi Kusama in recent years, working in her studio in Tokyo – minus the garish make-up and red wig. The book is a chronicle of her creative endeavors and of her life, offering a glimpse into the fevered imagination of this very complicated and fascinating woman. Yayoi Kusama was born in 1929 in Japan, and from an early age, suffered from hallucinations, which she maintains inspired the visual language she continues to use today. At art school in Kyoto, she first began to experiment with the subversive themes that became her trademark. After leaving school, Kusama had a period of intense productivity, and by 1955, was gaining prominence as an artist in Japan. In 1958, Yayoi Kusama moved to New York, where she was one of the pioneers of the Pop Art and performance art movements. She became a darling of the media, promoting free sex and anti-war activism. She started Kusama Fashion Company, which was quite successful -- her clothes sold in hundreds of stores including Bloomingdales By the 1970s, the earlier energy and excitement of the New York art scene had subsided. In 1973, Ku

Love Forever Book

Love Forever


  • Author : Yayoi Kusama
  • Publisher : Los Angeles County Museum
  • Date : 1968
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : UOM:39015050015786

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Texts by Laura Hoptman, Akira Tatehata, Lynn Zelevansky

Yayoi Kusama  I Who Have Arrived in Heaven Book

Yayoi Kusama I Who Have Arrived in Heaven


  • Author : Yayoi Kusama
  • Publisher : David Zwirner Incorporated
  • Date : 2014-04-10
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN : 0989980936

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As articulated by art critic and poet Akira Tatehata in his accompanying catalogue essay, the genius that generates [Kusamas] fertile artistic world, a paean to life, is driven by obsessive thoughtsand her extraordinary and highly influential career encompasses works in various mediums that unfailingly conjure both microscopic and macroscopic universes at once. Kusamas critically acclaimed inaugural 2013 exhibition at David Zwirner in New York presented a selection of the artists large-scale square-format acrylic on canvas paintings. This vibrant publication printed with multiple inks at the highest quality to fully capture the dazzling glow of Kusamas colorful canvasesopens with a selection of these works, which anchored the gallery presentation. Kusamas practice recurrently integrates motifs that evoke the cosmic and the primordial, from the ethereal to earthly, and embodies the unique amalgamation of representational and non-representational subject matter. Also featured are stills of the video installation SONG OF A MANHATTAN SUICIDE ADDICT, as well as stunning panoramic views of the exhibitions two infinity rooms, including INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM THE SOULS OF MILLIONS OF LIGHT YEARS AWAY, which was hailed by The New York Times as encouraging the ultimate selfie. The other room, LOVE IS CALLING, stands out as among the artists most immersive environments to date: a darkened, mirrored room illuminated by inflatable, tentacle-like forms covered in her signature polka dots, extending from floor to ceiling and slowly shifting color. Concluding the publication, an original poem written by Kusama herself, After the Battle, I Want to Die at the End of the Universe, contextualizes her practice: Having always been distressed over how to live, she writes, I have kept carrying the banner for pursuit of art.

Yayoi Kusama Book

Yayoi Kusama


  • Author : Yayoi Kusama
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2012
  • Category : Art, Japanese
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1854379399

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Published to accompany the exhibition held at Tate Modern, London, 26 May - 2 October 2011.

Yayoi Kusama Book

Yayoi Kusama


  • Author : Midori Yamamura
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Date : 2015-08-21
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780262029476

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An examination of Yayoi Kusama's work that goes beyond the usual biographical interpretation to consider her place in postwar global art history. Yayoi Kusama is the most famous artist to emerge from Japan in the period following World War II. Part of a burgeoning international art scene in the early 1960s, she exhibited in New York with Andy Warhol, Donald Judd, Claes Oldenburg, and other Pop and Minimalist luminaries, and in Europe with the Dutch Nul and the German Zero artist groups. Known for repetitive patterns, sewn soft sculptures, naked performance, and suggestive content, Kusama's work anticipated the politically charged feminist art of the 1970s. But Kusama and her work were soon eclipsed by a dealer-controlled art market monopoly of white male American artists. Returning to Japan in 1973, Kusama became almost as famous for her self-proclaimed mental illness and permanent residence in a psychiatric hospital as she was for her art. In this book, Midori Yamamura eschews the usual critical fascination with Kusama's biography to consider the artist in her social and cultural milieu. By examining Kusama's art alongside that of her peers, Yamamura offers a new perspective on Kusama's career. Yamamura shows that Kusama, who came of age in totalitarian wartime Japan, embraced art as an anticonformist pursuit, seeking a subjective autonomy that resulted in the singular expression of her art. Examining Kusama's association with European and New York art movements of the 1960s and her creation of psychedelic light-and-sound “Happenings,” Yamamura argues that Kusama and her heterogeneous peers defied and undermined various pillars of modernity during the crucial transition from the modern nation-state to global free-market capitalism. The art market rediscovered Kusama in the 1990s, and she has since had a series of high-profile exhibitions. Recounting Kusama's story, Yamamura offers an incisive, penetrating analysis of postwar art's globalization as viewed from t

Yayoi Kusama   in Infinity Book

Yayoi Kusama in Infinity


  • Author : Lærke Rydal Jørgensen
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2015-10
  • Category :
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 8792877524

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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  Life is the Heart of A Rainbow Book

Yayoi Kusama Life is the Heart of A Rainbow


  • Author : Russell Storer
  • Publisher : National Gallery Singapore
  • Date : 2017-06-30
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN : 9789811128554

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Accompanying the first major survey of Yayoi Kusama’s work in Southeast Asia, this catalogue explores the captivating work of one of the world’s most influential artist. It features essays by curators from National Gallery Singapore and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, a biographical timeline, and beautifully reproduced images of her paintings, sculptures, collage, performances, video works and installations.

Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn t Sorry  Book

Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn t Sorry


  • Author : Fausto Gilberti
  • Publisher : Phaidon Press
  • Date : 2020-03-18
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 1838660801

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A clever, quirky book about one of the world's most beloved contemporary artists - aimed at young readers and written from Kusama's point of view! Yayoi Kusama covers her paintings in hundreds and hundreds of dots. Her dots come off her canvases to cover dresses, tables, walls, and more! She creates mirrored rooms and fills them with glittering balls and lights, until there is an infinity of dots - just like in her paintings. Fausto Gilberti brings movement, life, and whimsy to the true life story of one of the most important contemporary Japanese artists of our time - an artist who is still dazzling museum- and gallery-goers around the globe today. Ages 4-7