By Yayoi Kusama, Lynn Zelevansky, Laura Hoptman, Alexandra Munroe and Akira Tatehata
Love Forever: Yayoi Kusama 1958-1968 takes a comprehensive look at the defining decade of an artist whose recent rediscovery has been one of the great surprises in contemporary art. Accompanying a major retrospective organized by LACMA and the Japan Foundation in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art, New York, it promotes a complete exhibition history for the artwork Kusama created during those innovative years.
Despite the fact that Kusama exhibited widely in the 1960s, 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.
- 192 pages, 11-2/3 x 8-1/2 x 1/2 inches
- 121 color, 66 b&w illustrations