Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now, published by Thames & Hudson, opens the door to the strange and fascinating world of the famous Japanese avant-garde artist. Yayoi Kusama is best known for her polka dot works, but her long and varied career includes much, much more. The book presents the main works of Kusama's career in chronological order, from paintings, drawings and sculptures to films, performances and installations, all telling their own story of this unique, endlessly evolving artist.
This comprehensive publication, originally published to accompany a sell-out exhibition at Matsumoto City Museum of Art, offers a comprehensive overview of Kusama’s entire career, including works from her youth, when she indulged in drawing in order to escape from her hallucinations; paintings made when she was based in New York, including ‘Infinity Nets’ and ‘Polka Dots’; works from the 1980s and 1990s, when she participated in the Venice Biennale; and last but not least, the ongoing large-scale series ‘My Eternal Soul’. The plates are in chronological order and followed by detailed captions.