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Yayoi Kusama – Giveaway Winner

The Bank Holiday weekend is over and whilst parts of the UK had overcast skies and rain, we had great weather here on Anglesey. Unfortunately, this tempted my computer geek into the garden, where he over did it a bit and also caught a cold (man variety of course).  Poor thing has been off- colour for a couple of days, putting the blog, Etsy listing and annoucing the winner of the Yayoi Kusama “giveaway” on hold.

Apologies to those of you eagerly awaiting the result of the the “giveaway” and without further ado I can announce the winner is:

Claudia Gelissen Studak

(the competition was hosted by Rafflecopter an the winner was identified using Random.org)

Congratulations to Claudia and thanks to everybody else for taking part, it was fun finding out what books you liked. Which book would I have taken? I think that would be Jane Eyre.  (By the way, nobody chose Hustlers Grotto, a book containing three novellas by Yayoi Kusama)

So today is Wednesday, meaning Wordless Wednesday should be along a little later; also, I hope to list my latest piece on etsy before the day is out.

May 9, 2012   1 Comment

Yayoi Kusama Giveaway

Just a quick reminder that my Yayoi Kusama giveaway will close this weekend; so, if you want to be in with a chance to win some postcards from her 2012 London exhibition pop over and leave a comment on this post – Yayoi Kusama giveaway .

Meanwhile, I’ve almost finished my next piece. Its inspired by a story about a female hoodie, family values, murder and cryptic meanings (no I’m not referring to a Stieg Larsson novel). Can you guess what it is?  This picture might give you clue.

Guess Who?

Here is another clue.

If you want, please feel free to leave your guess as a comment.

May 4, 2012   2 Comments

Yayoi Kusama Giveaway

If you’ve been visiting the blog regularly, you’ll know my daughter visited the Yayoi Kusama exhibition at the Tate Modern in London last month.  Whilst she was there she picked up some postcards and a little booklet containing info about the artist and the works on display.

Since starting this blog I’ve noticed some bloggers holding “giveaways”.  They look like a fun way of getting to know the people who visit a blog.  So, I’ve decided to hold a “giveaway” and get to know some of you better.  The “giveaway” will be the postcards and booklet mentioned above.  You can see images of the postcards and booklet below.

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Yayoi Kusama - "The Germ" - 1952, ink and pastel on paper.

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Yayoi Kusama - "Leaves" - 1954, gouache on paper.

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Eikoh Hosoe - "Kusama in Phalli's Field" - 1965, black and white photograph on paper.

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Yayoi Kusama - "Self-Obliteration No.2" - 1967, watercolour, pen, pastel and photocollage on paper.

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Yayoi Kusama - "Man Catching the Insect" - 1972, collage with oil on paper.

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Yayoi Kusama - "Late-Night Chat is Filled with Dreams" - 2009, acrylic on canvas.

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Yayoi Kusama - A Guide, Tate Modern, London - 9th February - 5th June

Like I said, this “giveaway” is for fun (the value of the giveaway is minimal) and for me to get to know you better so, please, do enter 🙂
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April 16, 2012   9 Comments

Yayoi Kusama

Update – (Interested in my Yayoi Kusama GIVEAWAY – click here for further details)

Yayoi Kusama

I wish I could have gone with Jessica, our eldest daughter, who recently went to visit friends in London.  Whilst there she went to the Tate Modern to see an exhibition of work by Japanese artist  Yayoi Kusama.  Influenced by events in her early life, hallucinations and severe obsessive thoughts of a suicidal nature, she developed her trademark style which she named “infinity nets”.  This involved covering all manner of media with polka dots; the earliest recorded work in which she incorporated these dots was a drawing in 1939 at age 10, in which the image of a Japanese woman in a kimono, presumed to be the artist’s mother, is covered and obliterated by spots.  She later went on to complete large 30 foot canvases and in the early 1960s Kusama began to cover items such as ladders, shoes and chairs with white phallic protrusions. (Interested in my Yayoi Kusama GIVEAWAY – click here for further details)

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama went on to apply her technique to the bodies of painters, mirrored rooms and everyday objects to be found on a Singapore street.

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

At 83, Yayoi Kusama is now Japan’s most prominent contemporary artist.  The exhibition at the Tate Modern runs until 5th June 2012.  For more information follow this link Yayoi Kusama at the Tate Modern . (Interested in my Yayoi Kusama GIVEAWAY – click here for further details)

 

March 19, 2012   2 Comments