Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama is recognized as one of Japan’s best-known, most versatile, and internationally successful artists. In the mid-60s her work was mentioned in the same breath as Minimal Art, monochrome painting, and the new trends in Europe, and she was also seen as a forerunner of Pop Art. Noted for her soft sculptures and psychedelic installations, Kusama explores themes of love, infinity, and obsession throughout her work, from her net-like pattern paintings begun in 1959, to her Pop-inspired love happenings in the 1960s, to installations in which every surface has been compulsively covered in polka-dots, mirrors, or stuffed phallus-like protrusions. Essays by Karola Grässlin and Jan Verwoert.

Text: Grässlin Karola . cm 21,5×27; pp. 104; 77 COL e 4 BW ills.; paperback. Publisher: Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2004.

ISBN: 9783883758299| 3883758299

ID: AM-8999

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Yayoi Kusama is recognized as one of Japan’s best-known, most versatile, and internationally successful artists. In the mid-60s her work was mentioned in the same breath as Minimal Art, monochrome painting, and the new trends in Europe, and she was also seen as a forerunner of Pop Art. Noted for her soft sculptures and psychedelic installations, Kusama explores themes of love, infinity, and obsession throughout her work, from her net-like pattern paintings begun in 1959, to her Pop-inspired love happenings in the 1960s, to installations in which every surface has been compulsively covered in polka-dots, mirrors, or stuffed phallus-like protrusions. Essays by Karola Grässlin and Jan Verwoert.

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