Yayoi Kusama | Phaidon

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"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 acclaimed 2000 monograph, which is arguably still one of the most comprehensive studies on her work to date, celebrates the work of this iconic artist and has been augmented by an essay by Catherine Taft and a collection of new poems by the artist.

  • Hardcover
  • 29 x 25 cm
  • 240 pages
  • full-colour illustrations

Meet Yayoi Kusama  An early pioneer of happenings and performance art in New York's 1960's scene, and now one of the world's most prominent contemporary artists, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is still actively making artwork in her Tokyo studio and exhibiting in her 90's. The artist’s distinctive polka dots and repeated faces motifs are often read as part of Kusama’s artistic attempts to recreate her experiences of hallucinations; the artist has voluntarily lived in a Japanese psychiatric hospital for several decades, nearby her studio.