The cover of the book, Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life.
The cover of the book, Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life.
The cover of the book, Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life.
Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life Shortlisted for British Book Awards for Cover design
September 6, 2019

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life has been shortlisted for the 2019 British Book Awards for Cover Design. The book, which was designed by A Practice for Everyday Life in London and highlighted in Vogue, documents the artist’s 2017 solo exhibition at David Zwirner, New York, with a selection of paintings from her iconic My Eternal Soul series, new large-scale flower sculptures, a polka-dotted environment, and two Infinity Mirror Rooms. The monograph includes new scholarship on the artist by Jenni Sorkin, as well as a special foldout poster.

This November, David Zwirner will present new work by Yayoi Kusama at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location in New York. The exhibition will feature paintings, sculptures, an immersive installation, and a new Infinity Mirror Room.

Also shortlisted for the award is the Spotlight Series from David Zwirner Books, each title in which features new work by a leading contemporary artist. With the series now entering its second year, these collectible books offer the perfect primer on a wide variety of artists, from Marcel Dzama to Wolfgang Tillmans. Produced alongside solo exhibitions at David Zwirner Hong Kong, these books not only feature never-before-seen works by the gallery’s artists, but also provide invaluable historical context for development of their careers. Available in both English-only and bilingual English/traditional Chinese editions, this series makes the work of these important artists accessible to a wider audience.

A photograph of selected titles from the David Zwirner Books Spotlight Series.