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Kusama: A Graphic Biography | Elisa Macellari
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From rural Japan to international icon - Yayoi Kusama has spent her remarkable life immersed in her art. Follow her incredible journey in this vivid graphic biography which details her bold departure from Japan as a young artist, her embrace of the buzzing New York art scene in the 1960s, and her eventual return home and rise to twenty-first-century super-fame.
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Kusama: A Graphic Biography | Elisa Macellari
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Loved it 🔴 Kusama‘s story is so fascinating 🔴 Her art provoking🔴 Elisa Macellari‘s graphic novel, a treat🔴

DimeryRene Dang! This photo immediately caught my eye. 👀 2y
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Lindy
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What an amazing life this Japanese artist has lived! The majority of this biography covers the period when she worked & gained recognition for her unusual art as a young woman in New York City in the mid-20th century. In spite of mental health challenges & the conservative pressures of Japanese society, Kusama has followed her own path to greatness. Clean line multicolour #comics art by Elisa Macellari. #Translation from Italian by Edward Fortes.

Heideschrampf Thanks for the tip! I always loved her art but never really thought about her personal life. This goes onto my xmas wishlist! 2y
charl08 Sounds good, will look for it here. 2y
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Lindy
Kusama: A Graphic Biography | Elisa Macellari
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In case you were wondering, this comics format biography is not intended for a younger audience. Kusama‘s “happenings” are documented here, described by the artist as “orgies of nudity, love, sex & beauty for adults over 21.”

LeahBergen I thought these were some new-fangled doctor‘s office robes. 😆😆 2y
Lindy @LeahBergen Kusama spent enough time with doctors. That might have inspired her fashion designs. 😂 2y
AlaMich @LeahBergen *snort* 2y
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TrishB I was thinking about this for my daughter....she‘s 19?? 2y
Lindy @TrishB Yes, this would be fine for your daughter. 👍 2y
TrishB Thanks 👍🏻 2y
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Lindy
Kusama: A Graphic Biography | Elisa Macellari
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Yayoi Kusama has experienced psychotic episodes since childhood. Her mother called her useless and destroyed her artwork. It‘s amazing what Kusama has accomplished.

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Referring to herself, Kusama says: “It‘s like driving down an endless highway, and it will be like that as long as I live.” There are no diversions or alternate exits, just a long road built of dedication and determination: painful by moments, but less so than a life without art.

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