Love Forever: Yayoi Kusama in New York 1958-1968

Love Forever: Yayoi Kusama in New York 1958-1968

by Yayoi Kusama, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Lynn Zelevansky, Laura Hoptman
     
 

Against all odds and more than any other post-war Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama has had a profound and lasting influence on the art of today. An unjustly neglected figure in the pantheon of the avant-garde, whose irrepressibly inventive, playfully subversive work foreshadowed many trends in the art world, Kusama has in recent years been subject to a revival of… See more details below

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Against all odds and more than any other post-war Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama has had a profound and lasting influence on the art of today. An unjustly neglected figure in the pantheon of the avant-garde, whose irrepressibly inventive, playfully subversive work foreshadowed many trends in the art world, Kusama has in recent years been subject to a revival of interest. This book, organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Japan Foundation in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art, New York, focuses on the artist's time in the West in order to help retrieve a chapter of art history that was almost lost. Despite the fact that Kusama exhibited widely in the 1960's, her voluntary entry into a Tokyo psychiatric institution in 1977 furthered the artist's increasing invisibility in this country. Yet the influence of her quirky sensibility on contemporary art is now recognized as extraordinary. This book, containing examples of her paintings, sculptures, collages, and precedent-setting installations, also provides scholarly assessments by international art critics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875871813
Publisher:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Publication date:
04/02/1998
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.51(w) x 11.75(h) x 0.55(d)

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