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Kusama : The Graphic Novel

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'a new way to look at one of the best-known and most intriguing artists of our time' - Creative Boom

A graphic novel on the legendary painter Yayoi Kusama

From rural Japan to international icon - Yayoi Kusama has spent her remarkable life immersed in her art. Follow her incredible journey in this vivid graphic biography which details her bold departure from Japan as a young artist, her embrace of the buzzing New York art scene in the 1960s, and her eventual return home and rise to twenty-first-century super-fame.

Details
  • Author: Elisa Macellari
  • Hardcover: 128 pages 
  • Date published: September 2020
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1786277169
  • Product Dimensions: 24.0 x 17.0 cm

Reviews

'Macellari's splendid biography of Yayoi Kusama brings the artist's neurotic obsessions to life...Macellari's comics interpret and mirror Kusama's art in a way that honors it but doesn't imitate it. This satisfying glimpse into Kusama's world reveals a place both tidy and trippy' -  Publishers Weekly

'Macellari stylishly depicts Kusama's life and various works, including her famed orgies and nude performance art happenings, and she subtly and cleverly evokes the evolution of Kusama's iconic dots throughout. Art lovers who want their biographies with a heavy dose of the visual will appreciate this' - Booklist

'The distillation of Kusama's long, full, and atypical life to a trim, fast-flowing graphic novel is admirable. The text draws from multiple sources, listed at the book's end; chief among them is Kusama's autobiography. Kusama: A Graphic Biography is a wonderful introduction to a gifted artist. Even those familiar with her work will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the troubled imagination from which it spawned' -  Foreword Reviews


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