The coffee table book "Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective" offers a comprehensive overview of the Japanese artist's influential oeuvre, spanning more than eighty years.
This art book examines Kusama's life and work through wholly original insights from leading experts. The book traces the development of Kusama's creative output from her early paintings and accumulative sculptures to her immersive environments, but also explores her lesser-known artistic activities in Europe and Germany in particular. It highlights Kusama's involvement in political and social issues in Europe, the U.S. and Japan.
A diverse selection of images and archival documents is combined with texts by authors from various theoretical backgrounds. Essays discuss Kusama's achievements in the worlds of fashion, film, art marketing and publishing. They focus on her involvement in various artistic spheres and offer genre-specific observations on her performances, installations and painting series.
As panoramic and fascinating as its subject, this monumental retrospective guides viewers interested in Yayoi Kusama toward a deeper understanding of her creative trajectory and the breadth of her extraordinary career.
Title: Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective
Size: 228 x 289 x 39 mm
Size: 352 pages
Weight: 1822 grams