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YAYOI KUSAMA. FESTIVAL OF LIFE
Yayoi Kusama

Zwirner & Wirth, 2018
Hardcover
152 pages
Colour images
ISBN: 9781941701812

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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."

About the Author

Yayoi Kusama (born 1929) presented her first solo show in her native Japan in 1952. Her work has since been featured widely in both solo and group presentations. In the mid-1960s, the artist established herself in New York by staging groundbreaking and influential happenings, events and exhibitions. Her work gained widespread recognition in the late 1980s after a number of international solo exhibitions, including shows at the Center for International Contemporary Arts, New York, and the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England, both taking place in 1989. She represented Japan in 1993 at the 45th Venice Biennale, to much critical acclaim.

 

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