In case you’re dotty about Yayoi Kusama, it’s value heading to New York the place you’ll be able to see the artist portray her well-known spots within the window of the Louis Vuitton retailer on Fifth Avenue. However don’t get too excited as this strikingly lifelike Kusama isn’t Kusama… however a robotic apparently which is popping heads and stopping visitors with its hyper-realistic actions and grimaces (the lips even flip upwards).
The brand new partnership between the Japanese artist and luxurious items group—leading to greater than 450 items together with luggage, fragrances and trainers—is the second time these mega-brands have collaborated. “Celebrating artwork, audacity and craftsmanship, Kusama’s painted dots, metallic dots, infinity dots and psychedelic flower enliven the universe of Louis Vuitton,” says a web-based blurb. In the meantime, a pop-up Vuitton house in New York’s Meatpacking district— coated in floor-to-floor infinity dots echoing the artist’s headline-hitting Infinity Room mirrored set up works—can be devoted to the brand new Kusama assortment.
The artist, who’s now in her 90s and voluntarily residing in a psychiatric hospital, has a serious retrospective underneath manner in Hong Kong. In a latest interview with The Artwork Newspaper, she mentioned: “I paint daily. I’m going to proceed making a world in awe of life, embracing all of the messages of affection, peace and universe.”