Kusama, The Graphic Novel by Elisa Macellari - Book Recommendation
Kusama, The Graphic Novel, is an attempt by Elisa Macellari to chronicle
the influential artist's life journey from Nagano Prefecture in Japan
to New York and back to Japan. She also explores Yayoi Kusama's mental
disability and how much of it influenced her art.
WHY I LOVE THE BOOK
This is a book that showcases her contribution to the alternative movements that exists within the United States at the time. The author also reveals Kusama's ambitions and struggles within and outside those movements. I appreciate the inclusion of friends who helped her on her way as well as a peek into her artistic process.
The illustration here does little to elevate the story, but I love the colour choices and the representations of Kusama's art.
WHO IS IT FOR
Kusama's fan will love this. Comics and graphic novel readers with a bent towards the biography genre might find something to chew on here.
Many thanks to Laurence King Publishing for a review copy.