Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) is arguably Japan's most famous living artist. Her originality, innovation and powerful desire to communicate have propelled her through a career that has spanned six decades. During this time, Kusama has explored painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, collage, film and video, performance and installation, as well as product design.
Accompanying the major retrospective exhibition of the artist's work at the Tate Modern in 2012, this lavishly illustrated book features an introductory essay by Tate curator Frances Morris as well as four other substantial essays by leading international critics. Topics covered include Kusama's time in New York, her career after her return to Japan, her installation works and an exploration of her art from a psychoanalytical point of view.
- Author: Chris Stephens, Lead Curator, Modern British Art, Tate Britain
- Paperback: 208 pages
- Date published: January 2012
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1854379399
- Product Dimensions: 27.5 x 22.3 x 1.9 cm
★★★★ 'The first British retrospective of the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is magical and full of surprises' - The Telegraph
'Spanning her career as a promising new artist in the 1940s right up to her latest paintings, this is a rich show full of depth that will delight Kusama’s fans' - The Huffington Post
'While Yayoi Kusama is arguably one of the most relevant artists around at the moment, she is also the most fascinating' - The Upcoming
'Obsession and fear underlie these high spirited works as we find more to this Japanese artist than polka dots' - The Artsdesk
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