Friday, August 10, 2012

Kusama and Cornell

 Yayoi Kusama with Cornell 1970
(he looks a little like he's choking her, but she looks happy)
Yayoi Kusama Age 10 1939
Blouin Artinfo has more photos of Kusama (that's where I got these).
Link to my recent boingboing essay on the book about Joseph Cornell, Utopia Parkway.
Kusama and her relationship with Cornell is mentioned in the book.
The photo (above) was taken in 1970, he died in 1972.


Unknown said...

Cornell looks so happy in that photo.

Amy Crehore said...

This photo was taken years after their relationship- in 1970- he actually sent her away after she came for a visit acccording to the book. He had been ill and she wanted money. So not sure how happy is was at this time.