This catalogue is produced on the occasion of the exhibition 'Eternity of Eternal Eternity' held at The National Museum of Art, Osaka (7 January - 8 April 2012), The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama (14 April - 20 May 2012), Matsumoto City Museum of Art (14 July - 4 November 2012) and Niigata City Art Museum (10 November - 24 December 2012), featuring the most recent works of Yayoi Kusama.

'Inspired by a hallucinatory experience she has a child, Kusama began painting in her teens. Since that time, for more than 70 years, she has continued to create works with an infinite profusion of net and polka-dot patterns. The work Kusama created during a 15-year residency in New York, beginning in 1957, was particularly important in helping her receive worldwide acclaim. Kusama's work, which includes not only paintings but also sculptures and performances, is distinctive for the unique expressions she has developed in each genre.

'While continuing to attract international attention, in 2004, Kusama began to display a staggering creative desire, leading her to adopt an entirely new approach to planar expression. This resulted in two series, Love Forever and My Eternal Spirt. Both series, in which the artist spontaneously depicts a endless stream of linked images, brim with the free-spirited, joyous imagination of a child while revealing visions from Kusama's inner world to realize a body of work unlike anything the artist has ever produced.

'In addition to these two-dimensional works, we are also honored to present some of Kusama's latest sculptures. The majority of the works will be making their world premiere in this exhibition. We hope that you will enjoy viewing the work of Yayoi Kusama, an artist blessed with a rare talent who has consistently displayed an overwhelming creative urge and produced a magnificent world of expression that transcends all genre boundaries.' (from Preface)

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Eternity of Eternal Eternity - Yayoi KUSAMA, 草間彌生
Everyone's Avant-gardist - Akira TATEHATA, 建畠晢
The Path to Eternity: Yayoi Kusama's Paintings of the '00s - Masahiro YASUGI, 安來正博
The Eternal Spirit Dancing in the Flower Garden - Akira SHIBUTAMI, 澁田見彰
Yayoi Kusama: Eternity of Eternal Eternity
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Yayoi Kusama: Eternity of Eternal Eternity, 草間彌生 永遠の永遠の永遠