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.
"When people look back at Kusama's work decades from now, they'll see that her idea of creation and infinity has an eternal endurance." -Marc Jacobs "The effect of Kusama's work is both so complex and simple. It is produced by the interaction of the two close somewhat parallel planes, at points merging at the surface and at others diverging slightly but powerfully." -Donald Judd "Yayoi Kusama comes with a pedigree of film and orchestrated happenings and performance in New York during the 1960s and the 1970s that was every bit as avant-garde as Warhol." -The Art Review Power 100
Akira Tatehata is a poet and art critic who has been awarded the 2005 Takami Jun Award for Literature.Laura Hoptman is a curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Udo Kultermann was a curator and art historian who taught at Washington University in St. Louis.Catherine Taft is deputy director of LAXART in Los Angeles.