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Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love

Published by David Zwirner Books
Text by Akira Tatehata, Yayoi Kusama.

Featured image is reproduced from <I>Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love</I>.

An exhilarating, polka-dotted tour of a recent installation and sculptures by Yayoi Kusama

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 interior that viewers were invited to cover with dot stickers of various sizes and colors. 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 multicolored stickers put there by viewers over the course of the exhibition. The catalogue also includes Kusama’s recent large-format paintings from the My Eternal Soul series and a selection of new, large Pumpkin sculptures, a form that Kusama has been exploring since the 1950s. Made of shiny stainless steel and featuring painted dots or dot-shaped perforations, these immersive works seem created on a human scale. Texts include "Hymn to Yayoi Kusama" by art critic and poet Akira Tatehata and a poem by the artist herself.

Yayoi Kusama was born in 1929 in Matsumoto, Japan. She was recently named the world’s most popular artist by various news outlets, based on annual figures reported by The Art Newspaper for global museum attendance in 2014. Her exhibitions were the most visited worldwide that year, with three major museum presentations simultaneously traveling through Japan, Asia, and Central and South America?all of which have drawn record-breaking attendances at every venue. Kusama’s work is featured in collections such as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Akira Tatehata is an art critic and poet based in Japan who has written extensively about Yayoi Kusama’s work. In 1993, he invited the artist to represent Japan at the 45th Venice Biennale. He now serves as the President of the Kyoto City University of Arts, Director of The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, and Chairman of the Japanese Council of Museums.

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 3/17/2017

Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love

Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love, The Obliteration Room"Yayoi Kusama is an artist who has a peculiar mental disease," Japanese poet Akira Tatehata writes in David Zwirner Books' gorgeous new monograph. "It could be said that Kusama's creativity was a salvation from the fear and desperation which accompanied her mental health problems. Even though the lack of understanding from people around her caused her to feel lonely at times, her indomitable, energetic spirit never failed her. Kusama's true greatness lies in her earnest wish to connect her own sense of salvation from the depths of loneliness, to a wish for universal love in the world. Her deepest prayers beg salvation for herself and that of mankind. At times, Kusama is a loveable narcissist, declaring 'I love myself,' then she seems to be an angel with a message to the world, 'Love Forever.'" Featured here are two spreads from the book with installation shots of Kusama's ongoing interactive project, "The Obliteration Room" (2002-present), which invites visitors to add colorful circular stickers to the interior of an all-white house mounted within the gallery. continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/17/2016

Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love

Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love, My Heart"My Heart" (2013) is reproduced from Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love, David Zwirner Books' masterful new monograph documenting the artist's most recent blockbuster exhibition of paintings, large-scale pumpkin sculptures and the New York iteration of her ongoing Obliteration Room—an additive, interactive project which invites gallery-goers to apply colorful circular stickers to the all-white interior of a small house installed within the gallery. So much has been written and circulated about Kusama's history in New York during the Fluxus era, her subsequent nervous breakdown, her life as a working artist who lives voluntarily in a Japanese mental hospital and her current celebrity (she was named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, 2016) that it's easy to minimize the fact that Kusama is one of the great artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries simply based on the work. continue to blog


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Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love

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