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Yayoi Kusama

Contemporary Artists Series

written by Laura Hoptman

Phaidon Press | ISBN 9780714839202

Paperback – 160 pages

Part of the Contemporary Artists series.


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This is a monograph on the extraordinary 40 year career of Japanese sculptor and performance artist Yayoi Kusama, recently the subject of a major retrospective at New York's Museum of Modern Art, which toured the United States and Japan through 1999. In January - March 2000 the Serpentine Gallery, London, will be presenting a large solo exhibition devoted to Kusama's work. Internationally noted for her soft sculptures and psychedelic installations, Kusama explores themes of love, infinity and obsession throughout her work, from her net-like pattern paintings begun in 1959, to her Pop-inspired love happenings in the 1960s, to installations in which every surface has been compulsively covered in polka-dots, mirrors or stuffed phallus-like protrusions. A visionary whose work is unique in the panorama of post-war art, Yayoi Kusama is known not only as an artist but also as a fashion designer, poet and novelist - all documented in this comprehensive monograph.

Artist: Yayoi Kusama


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