Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love
A book documenting the artist's exhibition at David Zwimer, New York and focusing on Kusama's work, The Obliteration Room
Taking The Obliteration Room as its centerpiece, this catalogue reveals, in vivid large-scale plates, the transformation of the space from a clean white interior to a stunningly saturated room, with ceilings, walls, and furniture covered in myriad multicoloured stickers put there by viewers over the course of the exhibition.
The catalogue also includes beautiful reproductions of Kusama's new large format paintings from My Eternal Soul series. Ranging from bright and densely pixelated forms, to umber figures with darker blues and muted oranges, these paintings demonstrate the artist's striking command of colour, and her exceptional control over balance and contrast. The catalogue continues with a selection of new, large Pumpkin sculptures, a form that Kusama has been exploring since her studies in Japan in the 1950s, and which gained prominence in the 1980s, continuing to remain an essential part of her practice. Made of shiny stainless steel and featuring painted dots or dot-shaped perforations that recall The Obliteration Room, these immersive works seem created on human scale, with the tallest measuring 70 inches (178 cm). Vibrant plates capture how colour, shape, size, and surface merge in these sculptures and mesmerise the viewer. Texts include a Hymn to Yayoi Kusama by art critic and poet Akira Tatehata and a poem by the artist herself.
- Hardcover: 120 pages
- Date published: February 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1941701218
- Product Dimensions: 32.2 x 24.8 cm