Manhattan Suicide Addict Yayoi Kusama

Published by Kousakusha, Tokyo, 1978, 296 pages (b/w ill.), 18.3 × 22 cm, Japanese

Price: €130

First Edition Yayoi Kusama’s first novel, published in Japan in 1978 and never translated into English, is best described as a faux autobiography, describing Kusama’s years in New York in the 50s and 60s. Having left behind a strict family life in post-war Japan, Kusama entered a period of heightened creativity. She was free to make what she wanted, but plagued by fears of intimacy and inadequacy. Her art became a form of therapy, and she went on to create a unique body of work that not only parallels and transcends Pop art, Minimal art and Happenings of the ’60s, but remains influential today.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

#1978 #artist novel #japaneseavant-garde #yayoikusama
Joel Fisher

Published by Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1978, 28 pages (b/w ill.), 15 × 21 cm, Dutch / English

Price: €14

Produced on the occasion of Joel Fisher’s exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 14 April – 28 May, 1978.

SM Cat. No 639.

Designed by Total Design.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

#1978 #joelfisher #stedelijkmuseum #wimcrouwel
Manhattan Suicide Addict Yayoi Kusama

Published by Kousakusha, Tokyo, 1978, 296 pages (b/w ill.), 18.3 × 22 cm, Japanese

Price: €160 (Out of stock)

First Edition Yayoi Kusama’s first novel, published in Japan in 1978 and never translated into English, is best described as a faux autobiography, describing Kusama’s years in New York in the 50s and 60s. Having left behind a strict family life in post-war Japan, Kusama entered a period of heightened creativity. She was free to make what she wanted, but plagued by fears of intimacy and inadequacy. Her art became a form of therapy, and she went on to create a unique body of work that not only parallels and transcends Pop art, Minimal art and Happenings of the ’60s, but remains influential today.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

#1978 #yayoikusama
Prozesse : physikalische, biologische, chemische

Published by Bonner Kunstverein & Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Bonn, 1978, 98 pages (b/w ill.), 14.8 × 21 cm, German

Price: €20

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Prozesse : physikalische, biologische, chemische at Haus an der Redoute, Bonn-Bad Godesberg, 21 September – 22 October, 1978. Including artists: Michael Badura, Monika Baumgartl, George Brecht, Jan Dibbets, Michael Enneper, Hans Haacke, K.H. Hödicke, Peter Hutchinson, Wolf Kahlen, Wolfgang Mally, Nam June Paik, Klaus Rinke, Dieter Roth (Diter Rot), HA Schult, Helmut Schweizer, Timm Ulrichs and Dorothee von Windheim.

#1978 #dieterroth #georgebrecht #hanshaacke #jandibbets #klausrinke #monikabaumgartl #namjunepaik
B78 La Biennale di Venezia

Published by Electa, Milan, 1978, 250 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22 × 24 cm, Italian

Price: €18 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of B78 La Biennale di Venezia: From Nature to Art From Art to Nature, 1978. Includes artists such as John Davis, Robert Owen, Ketty la Rocca, Domenico Gnoli, Giorgio Griffa, Alberto Burri, Giorgio de Chirico, Kishio Suga, Ulrich Rückriem, Lucian Fabro and more.

#1978 #albertoburri #domenicognoli #giorgiodechirico #johndavis #kettylarocca #kishiosuga
plaques/tekeningen/objekten (Invitation) Marcel Broodthaers

Published by Helen van der Meij, Amsterdam, 1978, invitation card, (b/w ill.), 10.6 × 14.7 cm, Dutch

Price: €18 (Out of stock)

Invitation produced on the occasion of the exhibition, Marcel Broodthaers. plaques/tekeningen/objekten at Helen van der Meij, Amsterdam, 21 February – 22. March.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

#1978 #ephemera #marcelbroodthaers