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Yayoi Kusama

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"Staying in Japan was out of the question. My parents, the house, the land, the shackles, the conventions, the prejudice ... For art like mine – art that does battle at the boundary between life and death, questioning what we are and what it means to live and die – this country was too small, too servile, too feudalistic, and too scornful of women. My art needed a more unlimited freedom, a wider world."
Yayoi Kusama, quoted by essayist Mignon Nixon in D.A.P./Tate's major 2012 exhibition catalog, Yayoi Kusama.

 

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Yayoi Kusama: Obsesión Infinita

FUNDACIóN EDUARDO F. COSTANTINI
Edited with text by Philip Larratt-Smith, Frances Morris.

Pbk, 9.25 x 10.75 in. / 232 pgs / 94 bw. | 11/30/2013 | In stock
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Yayoi Kusama

D.A.P./TATE
Edited by Frances Morris. Text by Jo Applin, Juliet Mitchell, Mignon Nixon, Midori Yamamura.

Hbk, 8.75 x 10.75 in. / 208 pgs / 195 color / 51 bw. | 2/29/2012 | In stock
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Yayoi Kusama: Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: With Artwork by Yayoi Kusama

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Yayoi Kusama: Kusama's Body Festival In 60s

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Yayoi Kusama

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
Essays by Karola Grässlin and Jan Verwoert.

Paperback, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 61 pgs / 77 color / 4 bw. | 6/15/2004 | Not available
ISBN 9783883758299 | $30.00


Love Forever: Yayoi Kusama, 1958-1968

LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
Texts by Laura Hoptman, Akira Tatehata, Lynn Zelevansky

Paperback, 8.5 x 12 in. / 192 pgs / 94 color / 52 bw | 4/2/1998 | Not available
ISBN 9780875871813 | $29.95


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At First Sight: Yayoi Kusama

D.A.P. Publishing is pleased to have published Yayoi Kusama, the definitive exhibition catalog published to accompany the Whitney Museum of American Art's current retrospective of the artist's work, on view through September 30 and reviewed in the July 13 issue of The New York Times. Please continue to our blog to see spreads from the book.
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Yayoi Kusama: Obsesión InfinitaYayoi Kusama: Obsesión Infinita

Published by Fundación Eduardo F. Costantini.
Edited with text by Philip Larratt-Smith, Frances Morris.

Obsesión Infinita accompanies the first Latin American retrospective of Yayoi Kusama (born 1929), a massive survey of more than 100 works created between 1950 and 2013. It includes her abstract paintings of the 1950s, made just prior to her move to New York in 1957; the "soft sculptures" that followed her move, and her friendships with Donald Judd, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg and Joseph Cornell; and the famous happenings of the late 60s. It was in these years that Kusama became known as "the Polka Dot Princess," for her obsessive use of polka dots in installations and performances. In 1973 she returned to Japan, and in 1977 settled voluntarily in a psychiatric clinic where she has continued to make performances and installations. Alongside color reproductions, this volume includes archival photographs of Kusama performances and portraits of the artist from the many periods of her career.

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Yayoi KusamaYayoi Kusama

Published by D.A.P./Tate.
Edited by Frances Morris. Text by Jo Applin, Juliet Mitchell, Mignon Nixon, Midori Yamamura.

Accompanying the first major American retrospective exhibition of Yayoi Kusama's work, and an exhibition at Tate Modern in London, this volume offers a definitive monograph on Japan's most famous living artist. It features a wealth of works from all periods in Kusama's career, as well as essays by various international curators and critics, discussing Kusama's years in New York, her career after her return to Japan, her installation works and the psychoanalytic import of her art. Kusama's originality, innovation and sheer drive to make art have propelled her through a career that has spanned six decades, encompassing painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, collage, film and video, performance, installation and even product design. From the late 1950s to the early 1970s Kusama lived in New York, and was at the forefront of many artistic innovations in the city, becoming close with artists such as Donald Judd, Andy Warhol, Joseph Cornell and Claes Oldenburg, and influencing many others along the way. It was in these years that Kusama was dubbed "the Polka Dot Princess," for her obsessive use of polka dots in installations and happenings. Returning to Japan in her forties, she rebuilt her career, waiting years for the international recognition that she has recently achieved. Now in her ninth decade, Kusama's imagination remains fertile and productive, as she continues to devise dazzling installations and relentlessly hand-paints her ongoing series of minutely detailed figurative fantasy paintings.
Yayoi Kusama was born in Matsumoto, Japan, in 1929. She left Japan for New York at the age of 28, following a correspondence with Georgia O'Keeffe, and was soon participating in the city's 1960s wave of happenings and avant-garde activities. In 1973, Kusama returned to Japan and began writing surrealistic novels and poetry. On November 12, 2008, Christie's New York sold a work by her for $5.1 million, a record for a living female artist.

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Hardcover, 8.75 x 10.75 in. / 208 pgs / 195 color / 51 bw.

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Yayoi KusamaYayoi Kusama

Published by Walther König, Köln.
Essays by Karola Grässlin and Jan Verwoert.

Yayoi Kusama is recognized as one of Japan's best-known, most versatile and internationally successful artists. In the mid-1960s her work was mentioned in the same breath as Minimal art, monochrome painting, and the new trends in Europe, and she was also seen as a forerunner of Pop art. 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.

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Paperback, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 61 pgs / 77 color / 4 bw.

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Love Forever: Yayoi Kusama, 1958-1968Love Forever: Yayoi Kusama, 1958-1968

Published by Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Texts by Laura Hoptman, Akira Tatehata, Lynn Zelevansky

Kusama has influenced the direction of American art more than any other post-war Japanese artist. Her work combines elements of expressionism, minimalism, surrealism and pop art.

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

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Paperback, 8.5 x 12 in. / 192 pgs / 94 color / 52 bw

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PUB DATE 4/2/1998
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Yayoi Kusama: Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: With Artwork by Yayoi KusamaYayoi Kusama: Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: With Artwork by Yayoi Kusama

Published by Penguin Global.

Since childhood, Kusama has been afflicted with a condition that makes her see spots, which means she sees the world in a surreal, almost hallucinogenic way that sits very well with the Wonderland of Alice. She is fascinated by childhood and the way adults have the ability, at their most creative, to see things the way children do, a central concern of the Alice books, by Lewis Carroll.

The book will be colour illustrated to very high specification, with her images interspersed thoughtfully throughout the text.

Produced in collaboration with the Kusama Studio, Tokyo and Gagosian Gallery.

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Yayoi Kusama: Kusama's Body Festival In 60sYayoi Kusama: Kusama's Body Festival In 60s

Published by Access.

Through numerous photos, prints, texts, clippings and correspondence, the life and work of Japanese-born, New York artist Yayoi Kusama is portrayed in great detail.

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