Ts&Cs apply
Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama (Paperback)
  • Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama (Paperback)
zoom

Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
£12.99
Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 05/09/2013
  • In stock

In stock online

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
'I am deeply terrified by the obsessions crawling over my body, whether they come from within me or from outside. I fluctuate between feelings of reality and unreality. I, myself, delight in my obsessions.' Yayoi Kusama is one of the most significant contemporary artists at work today. This engaging autobiography tells the story of her life and extraordinary career in her own words, revealing her as a fascinating figure and maverick artist who channels her obsessive neuroses into an art that transcends cultural barriers. Kusama describes the decade she spent in New York, first as a poverty stricken artist and later as the doyenne of an alternative counter-cultural scene. She provides a frank and touching account of her relationships with key art-world figures, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Donald Judd and the reclusive Joseph Cornell, with whom Kusama forged a close bond. In candid terms she describes her childhood and the first appearance of the obsessive visions that have haunted her throughout her life. Returning to Japan in the early 1970s, Kusama checked herself into a psychiatric hospital in Tokyo where she resides to the present day, emerging to dedicate herself with seemingly endless vigour to her art and her writing. This remarkable autobiography provides a powerful insight into a unique artistic mind, haunted by fears and phobias yet determined to maintain her position at the forefront of the artistic avant-garde. In addition to her artwork, Yayoi Kusama is the author of numerous volumes of poetry and fiction, including The Hustler's Grotto of Christopher Street, Manhattan Suicide Addict and Violet Obsession.

Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 9781849762137
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 425 g
Dimensions: 232 x 156 x 17 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Sanest Guy in the Room
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
Tall Tales and Wee Stories
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
How To Be A Complete and Utter Blunt
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Hardback
A Life on Our Planet
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
The Dreamer
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Walking With Ghosts
Added to basket
This Is Me
Added to basket
£16.99   £12.99
Hardback
Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
Added to basket
Like Father, Like Son
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
A Life on Our Planet
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
Erin's Diary: An Official Derry Girls Book
Added to basket
Just Ignore Him
Added to basket
£18.99   £16.99
Hardback
No Time Like the Future
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
No Shame
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Limitless: The Autobiography
Added to basket
Greenlights
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.