A Complete List

Yayoi Kusama Books

Yayoi Kusama, Tate Publishing 2012. Edited by Frances Morris.

Yayoi Kusama, Gagosian Gallery, 2009. Published on the occasion of the exhibition.

All Prints of Kusama Yayoi 1979-2004, ABE Publishing Ltd.

Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective, Center for International Contemporary Arts, 1989. Signed by Yayoi Kasuma to title page.

Yayoi Kusama, Printed by Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd

Yayoi Kusama: 1958-1968, LACMA/Japan Foundation/MoMA, copyright 1998.

Yayoi Kusama: Print Works KUSAMA, Copyright 1992 Printed in Japan.

Yayoi Kusama, Kunstverein Bruanschweig Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig, Koln.

Yayoi Kusama Now, Robert Miller Gallery, Copyright 1998.

Yayoi Kusama, Robert Miller Gallery, copyright 1996.

Yayoi Kusama, Diappone – XLV Biennale Di Venezia, 1993, Copyright 1993 The Japan Foundation.

Yayoi Kusama, Paula Cooper Gallery, Printed in an addition of 2000.

Nuclear Become Sorrow: Poetry, Yayoi Kusama, 1987.

Yayoi Kusama Furniture by Graf: Decorative mode No. 3, First edition, January 2003.

Nuclear Become Sorrow: Poetry, Yayoi Kusama, 1989.

Yayoi Kusama Anthology Kakunaru-Urei.

Violet Obessions, Poems Yayoi Kusama. First Edition, 1998.

Hustlers Grotto: Three Novellas, Yayoi Kusama, First Edition, 1998.

Yayoi Kusama Metamorfosi, 1996. Booklet with five postcards and one booklet, all contained in a jacket.

Love Forever: Yayoi Kusama, 1958-1968 / In Full Bloom: Yayoi Kusama, Years in Japan, set of two books in a jacket.

Yayoi Kusama, Rizzoli, New York. Unopened.

Yayoi Kusama, I Who Have Arrived in Heaven, David Zwirner. Unopened.

Yayoi Kusama Mirrored Years, Les Presses du Reel. 2009 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

Yayoi Kusama, Les Presses du Reel. Printed in Italy by EBS.

Yayoi Kusama, Edited by Frances Morris. Tate, 2012.

Yayoi Kusama, Victoria Miro. 

Yayoi Kusama

Self-dubbed “the modern Alice in Wonderland,” Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama is famed worldwide for her otherworldly, immersive “infinity room” environments and her uncanny ability to turn dots and pumpkins into a language unto themselves, both personally intimate and universal in their appeal.

Raised in Nagano, Kusama began to experience vivid hallucinations at a young age, including “dense fields of dots,” and these visions have informed her captivating works throughout a prolific career. Though trained in Japanese Nihonga painting at Kyoto City University of Arts, Kusama’s oeuvre moves through a wide variety of mediums and movements including sculpture and installation, performance, video art, fashion, and writing. When Kusama moved to New York in the late 1950s, she began to make soft sculpture and, in 1963, created her first of many Infinity Rooms – spaces which writer Priscilla Frank has described as “technically finite yet aesthetically fathomless.” It was also during the turbulent 1960s that Kusama would stage her most famous performances, happenings that frequently involved nudity in public places, such as the 1969 Grand Orgy to Awaken the Dead at MoMA, an unauthorized intervention staged in the sculpture garden of that institution.

Kusama’s struggles with mental health are widely documented, and she infamously has resided primarily at a psychiatric hospital since 1977. After a decade-long period of relative obscurity, Kusama and her work experienced a revival in the late 1980s that saw a multitude of retrospectives, commissions, and high-profile acquisitions, cementing her place as one of the most recognized contemporary artists today. In 2017, Kusama opened her own museum in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo with the mission to “share widely the message of world peace and love for humanity” that has fueled her visionary career.

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