YAYOI KUSAMA + LOUIS VUIT­TON

Plaza Magazine US & International - - TAILORING -

Yayoi Kusama and Louis Vuit­ton co-pro­duced clothes, watch and ac­ces­sory col­lec­tion of 2012 re­sulted in a public ob­ses­sion with polka dots. 82-year-old artist Kusama also hosted ret­ro­spec­tives at Whit­ney Mu­seum in New York and Tate Mod­ern in Lon­don the same year. Born in Ja­pan, Kusama be­gan her art ca­reer in New York in the 1960s, where she cre­ated art hap­pen­ings, sim­i­lar to what we now call per­for­mance art. She re­turned to Ja­pan in the 1970s where she's now one of the coun­try's most prom­i­nent artists. Kusama col­lab­o­rated with fash­ion houses al­ready in the 1960s when she sold gar­ments at Bloom­ing­dale's. Vol­un­tar­ily stay­ing at a psy­chi­atric hos­pi­tal in Ja­pan, she is con­sid­ered one of the most in­flu­en­tial fe­male artists in the world and the polka dots have been with her from the start.

Yayoi Kusama.

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