Yayoi Kusama: The Journal

Available for pre-order. Forthcoming June 2023

Featuring the vibrant and dynamic work of Yayoi Kusama, this journal is the perfect canvas for creative thought.

The Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s kaleidoscopic environments have captured the imaginations of millions of museum and gallery visitors around the world. Her quintessential polka dots, organic shapes, and optical environments that become hypnotic, merging concepts of flatness and depth, presence and absence, and beauty and the sublime. The paintings on the cover and endpapers of Kusama’s first Artist Journal provide the perfect motivation for any creative pursuit. 

$35.00

Publisher: David Zwirner Books

Artists: Yayoi Kusama

Contributors: The Artist Journals

Designer: Sarah Schrauwen

Printer: VeronaLibri, Verona

Publication Date: 2023

Binding: Hardcover, with collectible bookmark

Dimensions: 7 × 9.75 in | 17.8 × 24.8 cm

Pages: 160

ISBN: 9781644230916

Retail: $35 | £25

Status: Not Yet Published

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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The Artist Journals

The Artist Journals go beyond canonical art to capture the modern and contemporary spirit of today’s most acclaimed painters, sculptors, and other major creative forces. Created in close collaboration with each artist or artist’s estate, these beautifully produced blank books—with their stunning wraparound cover artwork, endpapers, patterned interior pages, and bellybands that transform into collectible bookmarks—are works of art themselves, designed to inspire, collect, and gift to a wide audience.