Under the direction of Marc Jacobs, French fashion house Louis Vuitton has collaborated with the 82 year old artist, Yayoi Kusama. The artist who is well known for her repeating dot patterns. She certainly is no ordinary artist and since 1977 Kusama has lived voluntarily in a psychiatric institution, and much of her work has been marked with obsessiveness and a desire to escape from psychological trauma.
Image from messiejessieblog
Until earlier this week you could view Yayoi Kusama’s work at the Tate, sponsored of course, by Louis Vuitton. At the exhibition the viewer was immersed in her obsessive vision of endless dots and nets.
Image from the Tate.co.uk
Yayoi Kusama has been alive for over 9 decades and in that time she has travelled from rural Japan to the New York art scene, to contemporary Tokyo, in a career where she has continually re-invented her style.
“Infinitely Kusama” is the new collection for Louis Vuitton and Jacobs has continuously impressed the fashion world with his proactive marrying of the art and fashion and this is no exception.
Marc commented on the collaboration, explaining, “The obsessive character and the innocence of her artwork touched me. She succeeds in sharing her vision of the world with us.” I agree with Marc, I love her artwork, it’s simple but complex at the same time and I am transfixed on the never ending dots.
I’m not sure what the price tag will be – but man am I dotty about this collection. It is bright, daring and really exciting! Yayoi Kusama – you don’t want to collaborate with H&M do you?
Images from Grazia