Notable Artist Autobiographies
Annotation:In 1957, encouraged by Georgia O’Keeffe, artist Yayoi Kusama left Japan for New York City. She returned to her home country in 1973 an established leader of New York’s avant-garde movement. Her sculptures, videos, paintings, and installations are to this day included in major international exhibitions. Available for the first time in English, Infinity Net paints a multilayered portrait the artist, from her oppressive childhood in postwar Japan to her present life in the psychiatric hospital where she voluntarily stays and continues to be productive. Kusama’s autobiography offers insight into the persona of mental illness that has informed her work.