Category Index
Books About Big Art
  • A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932
    A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932
    by John Richardson
  • Sarah Lucas: A Catalog RaisonnĂ©
    Sarah Lucas: A Catalog Raisonné
    by Yilmaz Dziewior, Sarah Lucas
  • Grayson Perry
    Grayson Perry
    by Jacky Klein
  • Hendrik Kerstens (English and Dutch Edition)
    Hendrik Kerstens (English and Dutch Edition)
    by Pim Milo, Kathy Ryan
  • David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
    David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
    by Marco Livingstone, Margaret Drabble, Tim Barringer, Xavier Salomon, Stuart Comer, Martin Gayford
  • Vernon Ah Kee: Born in this Skin
    Vernon Ah Kee: Born in this Skin
    by Robert Leonard, Anthony Gardner, Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Blair French, Glenn Barkley
  • Yayoi Kusama
    Yayoi Kusama
    by Midori Yamamura, Jo Applin, Yayoi Kusama
  • Henry Moore: From the Inside Out; Plasters, Carvings, Drawings
    Henry Moore: From the Inside Out; Plasters, Carvings, Drawings
    Prestel Publishing
  • Wall and Piece
    Wall and Piece
    by Banksy
  • Mark Rothko
    Mark Rothko
    by Mr. Jeffrey Weiss
  • Louise Bourgeois
    Louise Bourgeois
    by Robert Storr, Paulo Herkenhoff
  • Damien Hirst
    Damien Hirst
    by Ann Gallagher
Join the Big Picture

A blog that aims to spark thoughts and inspire by seeking out and sharing works of art

Historically, artists have always worked big, and nowadays those boundaries are being pushed to the limits.

Large-scale art, whether in the form of photos from the Hubble space telescope, sharks floating in tanks of formaldehyde, rooms full of dots, concrete sculptures cast from Victorian buildings or hand knitted blankets wrapped around trees, large-scale art is all around us. Join the Big Picture aims to spark thoughts and inspire by seeking out and sharing these works.

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Detail of Yarn Bombing UK

Entries in THE COSMOS NHHN (1)

Monday
Oct292012

Frieze London Roundup - Yayoi Kusama

One of Kusama’s many polka dot paintings. Frieze London, 2012.

Yayoi Kusama is Japans most interesting living artist; now in her 80’s she has not been out of Japan for the last 10 years.

Consistently dotty in her look and her artist expression, her working life has been a continual outpouring of creativity, which her last 185 painting are a testament to. Some of which were featured at her Tate Modern show this summer in London 2012 and in Australia in 2011.

My earliest memories of Kusama stem from a single photo in a book on New York artists from the 60’s. Featuring an array of new artists of the time there she was, immersed in a mirrored room full of spotty soft sculptures. I doubted if I had any idea of what her work meant, but I remember liking the work instantly, and loving the idea of this passionate, slightly odd Japanese woman.

Yayoi Kusama The Cosmos NHHN, 2010
Acrylic on canvas
194 x 194cm

Years on, I still love the idea of her, she is still slightly odd, I still enjoy her art and her unwavering dot obsession. I have nothing but admiration for her conviction and ability to create works of great scale at great volume.

Yayoi Kusama, Flowers That Bloom Tomorrow, 2011
Frieze London Sculpture Park exhibition in Regents Park.