Yayoi Kusama: The 1950s and 1960s: Paintings, Sculpture, Works on Paper
White glossy wrappers with thick dust-jacket of a 1963 “Air-Mail Accumulation.” Contains twenty-three images of work and a 1964 photo portrait of the artist by John D. Schiff. Brief introduction by Alexandra Munroe but it is her four-page “abbreviated chronology” at rear that is more than worth the price of ticket, establishing Kusama’s importance especially during the period of the focus of the Cooper exhibition, 1950-69. This copy is from the library of the late Peter Schjeldahl, art critic, and, having survived the 2019 fire at his NYC Saint Mark’s Place flat, bears a faint scent of smoke. Page edges are a bit yellowed, whether from the fire or merely from age we cannot tell.