Filmmakers Heather Lenz and Karen Jonson are sharing another glimpse at their documentary in progress Kusama: Princess of Polka Dots which examines the life and career of the extraordinary artist Yayoi Kusama. Today they posted a new video on Youtube:
This 7-minute clip was put together for the Kusama retrospective at the Tate Modern in London (9 February – 5 June 2012). I have been impatient to see this film since I first discovered their 2007 trailer:
However, it would seem that they are still trying to raise enough tax-deductible donations to cover the costs of archival image licensing and the cost of post-production. You can support this promising documentary by donating money here. If they can secure financing they hope to get the film out to festivals sometime this year.
I also learned this week through a posting on Brainpickings that Kusama has illustrated Alice in Wonderland. A brilliant pairing of art and fiction which has gone directly onto my birthday wishlist for this year: