Yayoi and I first met in the Hague, Holland, in 1967. We struck up a good working relationship right away and had ourselves a nice spread in the long since defunct TIQ magazine. One of these photos, really a discard, turned up in the great 1998 Kusama exhibition (Museum of Modern Art, New York) where I stumbled over it on my first visit to MoMA. A weird experience!
After all these years!
Thanks mainly to the efforts of Mattijs Visser, 0-INSTITUTE, for the first time a book has been published with my by now half-a-century old photographs; and also with my text describing our first meeting and the months she spent as a houseguest of Willy and me in Scheveningen, Holland.
There's also an article by Margriet Schavemaker of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, plus Kusama photographs from New York, made by Raoul van den Boom.