The Polka Dot PrincessStreaming Video - 2014
Yayoi Kusama, 83, is a self-proclaimed genius who wears signature red polka-dot clothes and is one of few Japanese artists who have achieved worldwide celebrity. In 2012 the Tate Modern in London mounted a major retrospective, the first time such treatment has ever been accorded an Asian artist. Simultaneously, Kusama's collaborated with a top fashion brands to sell products bearing her polka-dot designs. Kusama herself may trigger cascades of camera flashes when she goes out, but her home for the past four decades has been a psychiatric hospital. While struggling with illness she has managed to pursue her creative life seriously and energetically. This program gives us a fascinating peek into her complex, productive lifestyle.
Publisher: New York, N.Y.: Films Media Group, , c2012
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (49 min., 1 sec.) :,sound, color
Alternative Title: Polka Dot Princess