Yayoi Kusama

Revised and Expanded Edition

Texts by Akira Tatehata, Laura Hoptman, Udo Kultermann, and Catherine Taft

An updated edition of the acclaimed monograph, celebrating one of the most iconic and revolutionary artists of our time.

"Yayoi Kusama transcended the art world to become a fixture of popular culture, in a league with Andy Warhol, David Hockney, and Keith Haring." —The New York Times

Kusama is internationally renowned for her groundbreaking work on themes such as infinity, self-image, sexuality, and compulsive repetition. A well-known name in the Manhattan scene of the 1960s, Kusama's subsequent work combined Psychedelia and Pop culture with patterning, often resulting in participatory installations and series of paintings. This revised and expanded edition of the 2000 monograph, has been augmented by an essay by Catherine Taft and a collection of new poems by the artist.


Publisher: Phaidon

Artists: Yayoi Kusama

Contributors: Laura Hoptman, Udo Kultermann, Catherine Taft, Akira Tatehata

Publication Date: 2017

Binding: Hardcover

Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 11 1/2 in | 24.8 x 29.2 cm

Pages: 240

Reproductions: 240 color

ISBN: 9780714873459

Retail: $69.95 | £39.95

Status: Available

Yayoi Kusama

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s (b. 1929) work has transcended two of the most important art movements of the second half of the twentieth century: pop art and minimalism. Her highly influential career spans paintings, performances, room-size presentations, outdoor sculptural installations, literary works, films, fashion, design, and interventions within existing architectural structures, which allude at once to microscopic and macroscopic universes.

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