Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life
'[This collection includes] some of her best-known works, like the endlessly Instagrammed mirrored Infinity Rooms, polka-dotted plastered spaces, and a selection of her paintings' - New York Magazine
A monograph of Kusama's recent work including paintings from her My Eternal Soul series and a selection of Infinity Nets paintings
Kusama’s work―which spans paintings, performances, room-size presentations, sculptural installations, literary works, films, fashion, design, and interventions within existing architectural structures―has transcended some of the most important art movements of the second half of the twentieth century, including pop art and minimalism. Conveying extraordinary vitality and passion, her work seems to encompass an autobiographic, even confessional dimension. As stated by Roberta Smith in The New York Times, “These paintings form a great big infinity room of their own, but one in which each part is also an autonomous work of art, its own piece of wobbly, handwrought infinity. You may not want to know these paintings Ms. Kusama has made, but in the moment their vitality is infectious.
It is the vitality of an artist who lives to work, whose work keeps her alive. Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life documents the artist’s most recent, concurrent exhibitions at David Zwirner’s Chelsea and Upper East Side spaces in New York, featuring a selection of paintings from her iconic My Eternal Soul series, new large-scale flower sculptures, a polka-dotted environment, two Infinity Mirror Rooms, and a selection of new Infinity Nets paintings. The monograph includes new scholarship on the artist by Jenni Sorkin, as well as a special foldout poster.
- Hardcover: 120 pages
- Date published: February 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1941701218
- Product Dimensions: 32.2 x 24.8 cm