Contemporary artist, Yayoi Kusama invades a department store in Tokyo with dots

After a recent opening of Yayoi Kusama’s retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York and unveiling of window installations at Louis Vuitton’s flagship Manhattan store on Fifth Avenue earlier this month, the collaboration work with Louis Vuitton landed in Tokyo this week.

Here’s some scenes at the Isetan Department store in Tokyo. (click to enlarge)


Read articles on Yayoi Kusama and Louis Vuitton on following sites:

Kusama Retrospective Is New Exhibit for an Old Idea
THE new Yayoi Kusama retrospective that opened on Thursday at the Whitney Museum serves as reminder that the aggressive melding of art with fashion, what seemed to be a relatively recent phenomenon, is not really recent at all. Ms. Kusama, who likes to claim she taught Andy Warhol the ropes, has been blending them for decades, from the clothing store she ran to her “accumulation” works, including many shoes, coats and, yes, her macaroni pants from 1968 that are on display at the Whitney.
Read the full story on The New York Times.

Louis Vuitton Unveils Yayoi Kusama Collaboration and Window Installations
Louis Vuitton has a long history of collaborating with famed artists—Richard Prince and Takashi Murakami among them. The latest pairing is with 83-year-old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, one of the hottest commodities in the contemporary art scene despite having voluntarily lived in a mental hospital since 1977. The artist has become almost as prolific as her work in recent years thanks to her off-the-grid life, a penchant for electric hued wigs and a momentum for churning out new art that has many comparing Kusama to Andy Warhol (who had been a friend).
Read the full story on NBC New York.

Dot Matrix
The eccentric but riveting artist YAYOI KUSAMA has long sought to plunge the
world into a vortex of polka dots. She succeeds this month with a Louis Vuitton
collaboration. sakura yamamoto peers into the mechanics of the bizarre.
THE OPENING OF a major retrospective of Yayoi Kusama’s works at the Tate Modern museum in London earlier this year sparked renewed international interest in the high priestess of polka dots, and that fascination is not about to abate.
Read the full story on Prestige.

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