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Yayoi Kusama

Author : Sarah Suzuki
ISBN : 1633450392
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Growing up in the mountains of Japan, Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) dreamed of becoming an artist. One day, she had a vision in which the world and everything in it--the plants, the people, the sky--were covered in polka dots. She began to cover her paintings, drawings, sculptures, and even her body with dots. As she grew up, she traveled all around the world, from Tokyo to Seattle, New York to Venice, and brought her dots with her. Different people saw these dots in different ways--some thought they were tiny, like cells, and others imagined them enormous, like planets. Every year, Kusama sees more of the world, covering it with dots and offering people a way to experience it the way she does. Written by Sarah Suzuki, a curator at The Museum of Modern Art, and featuring reproductions of Kusama's instantly recognizable artworks, this colorful book tells the story of an artist whose work will not be complete until her dots cover the world, from here to infinity.

Infinity Net The Autobiography Of Yayoi Kusama

Author : Yayoi Kusama
ISBN : 9781849760874
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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. Incandid 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.

Hi Konnichiwa

Author : Yayoi Kusama
ISBN : 1568365381
Genre : Art
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Hi, Konnichiwa is a substantial, brilliant little book that brings together Kusama's vivid imagery throughout the various phases of her work during the course of her long life. Here are her large-scale canvases, environmental sculptures, multi-media installations and self-portraits. Here too are photos of the artist as a child, a young woman in Tokyo and New York and more recently in her studio in Japan. This book is a vital chronicle of all Kusama's creative endeavours, and offers a rare insight into the fevered imagination of a fascinating woman.

Yayoi Kusama

Author : Yayoi Kusama
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.

Recipes For Good Luck

Author : Ellen Weinstein
ISBN : 9781452162218
Genre : Art
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What did Maya Angelou do to keep the words flowing? What is a NASA engineer's lucky charm? How does Thom Yorke prep for a concert? This book bottles the singular recipes for success of leading creatives, politicians, scientists, and athletes who made their own luck. Revealing an array of unique practices from quirky superstitions to preperformance rituals, this visual compendium celebrates in text and charming illustrated portraits the real personalities, creative processes, and curious habits of these influential people. This treasure trove of inspiration is a smart and special choice for anyone who could use a little good fortune.

Yayoi Kusama I Who Have Arrived In Heaven

Author : Yayoi Kusama
ISBN : 0989980936
Genre : Art
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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 Revised And Expanded Edition

Author : Catherine Taft
ISBN : 0714873454
Genre : Art
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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

Author : Jo Applin
ISBN : 1846381134
Genre : Art
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Almost a half-century after Yayoi Kusama debuted her landmark installation Infinity Mirror Room--Phalli's Field (1965) in New York, the work remains challenging and unclassifiable. Shifting between the Pop-like and the Surreal, the Minimal and the metaphorical, the figurative and the abstract, the psychotic and the erotic, with references to "free love" and psychedelia, it seemed to embody all that the 1960s was about, while at the same time denying the prevailing aesthetics of its time. The installation itself was a room lined with mirrored panels and carpeted with several hundred brightly polka-dotted soft fabric protrusions into which the visitor was completely absorbed. Kusama simply called it "a sublime, miraculous field of phalluses." A precursor of performance-based feminist art practice, media pranksterism, and "Occupy" movements, Kusama (born in 1929) was once as well known as her admirers--Andy Warhol, Donald Judd, and Joseph Cornell. In this first monograph on an epoch-defining work, Jo Applin looks at the installation in detail and places it in the context of subsequent art practice and theory as well as Kusama's own (as she called it) "obsessional art." Applin also discusses Kusama's relationship to her contemporaries, particularly those working with environments, abstract-erotic sculpture, and mirrors, and those grappling with such issues as abstraction, eroticism, sexuality, and softness. The work of Lee Lozano, Claes Oldenburg, Louise Bourgeois, and Eva Hesse is seen anew when considered in relation to Yayoi Kusama's.

Yayoi Kusama

Author : Yayoi Kusama
ISBN : 1941701213
Genre : Color in art
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Catalog of an exhibition held at David Zwirner, New York, May 9-June 13, 2015.

Artists And Their Pets

Author : Susie Hodge
ISBN : 9781946064011
Genre : Artists
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"Did you know that Pablo Picasso had many pets, including a white mouse and a goat? And that Andy Warhol loved his dachshunds, Georgia O'Keeffe had a passion for chows, and Salvador Dalí liked ocelots and walked an anteater? Artists and Their Pets tells these stores and many more including Frida Kahlo's love for monkeys, Henri Matisse traveling with his cats, and Leonardo da Vinci famously freeing birds from their cages in Italian markets." -- Back cover.

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