Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn’t Sorry.Fausto Gilberti

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A clever, quirky book about one of the world's most beloved contemporary artists - aimed at young readers and written from Kusama's point of view!

Yayoi Kusama covers her paintings in hundreds and hundreds of dots. Her dots come off her canvases to cover dresses, tables, walls, and more!

She creates mirrored rooms and fills them with glittering balls and lights, until there is an infinity of dots - just like in her paintings. Fausto Gilberti brings movement, life, and whimsy to the true life story of one of the most important contemporary Japanese artists of our time - an artist who is still dazzling museum- and gallery-goers around the globe today.

Ages 4 - 7


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 215 × 215 mm (8 1/2 × 8 1/2 in)
  • Pages: 48 pp
  • Illustrations: 48 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838660802

Fausto Gilberti is a painter and illustrator based in Brescia, Italy. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, and has been part of more than a hundred solo and group exhibitions, both in Italy and abroad. He wrote this artist biography book to make contemporary art approachable and enjoyable for his two children.

'Gilberti in his latest brings to life Kusama's self transformation and persistence in the simplest way possible. A lesson we can all take some inspiration from.' – Cent. Magazine

'This story of Kusama’s boundary-breaking artwork is an excellent way to introduce students to a new artist and to the concept of modern art.' – Bookpage Online

'Fausto Gilberti's modern artist books for children combine engaging artwork with biographical stories centered around each featured subject.' – Trendhunter

'This enchanting story promises an inspiring read.' – Cool Hunting