New York: D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. 2012. 1st US Edition. Quarto, publisher's white paper-covered boards, spine and upper board blind-stamped, original photo-illustrated dust jacket, illustrated endpapers.
Monograph on Japanese multimedia artist Kusama, published in conjunction with a traveling 2011-12 career retrospective, spanning six decades of work (exhibited at Reina Sofia, Madrid; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum, New York). Kusama gained a reputation as a Pop minimalist in 1960s New York for her Infinity Net paintings and Accumulation sculptures and collages; she further extended her conceptual experimentation to political happenings and performance, film and fashion design, and large-scale installations and environments: "few experimented over such a wide stage and only Andy Warhol comes close to Kusama in his expansive and totalising practice, his disregard for distinctions between high and low art" (from the introduction by Morris, editor and head of collections at the Tate). Illustrated throughout with dozens of color plates, reproductions, and color and black-and-white photos. With a foreword by Tate director Chris Dercon, and essays by critics Midori Yamamura, Mignon Nixon, Jo Applin, and Juliet Mitchell; with notes, a bibliography and list of exhibited works. Originally published earlier the same year in the UK. Dust jacket unclipped. Fine. Item #181