Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama (Paperback)

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Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama By Yayoi Kusama, Ralph McCarthy (Translated by) Cover Image
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Precisely recollected set-pieces, like so many artist statements after the fact, and a frightfully lucid account of lifelong sensory obliterations — Yayoi Kusama's fragmented memoir is both a chastening self-analysis from childhood and a provocative evocation of the avant-queer bacchanal over which she presided in the sixties. Moments of startling insight and strategic superficiality alternate throughout this strange and recommended auto-survey.

— Cam


Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama presents Infinity Net, a remarkable memoir that reveals her to be a fascinating figure, channeling her obsessive neurosis into an art that transcends cultural barriers.
Kusama describes arriving in New York in 1957 as a poverty-stricken artist and later becoming the doyenne of an alternative art scene. She tells of her relationships with Georgia O’Keeffe, Donald Judd, Andy Warhol, and the reclusive Joseph Cornell. She candidly discusses the obsessive visions that have haunted her throughout her life; returning to Japan in the early 1970s, Kusama admitted herself to the psychiatric hospital in Tokyo where she lives today, and from which she has produced the seemingly endless stream of artworks and writings that have won her acclaim across the globe.
Includes black-and-white illustrations

About the Author

Yayoi Kusama is an internationally acclaimed, widely exhibited Japanese artist. Ralph McCarthy is a literary translator.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781849762137
ISBN-10: 1849762139
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Publication Date: August 4th, 2015
Pages: 240
Language: English