yayoi kusama at whitney museum of american art yayoi kusama at whitney museum of american art
jul 12, 2012

yayoi kusama at whitney museum of american art

yayoi kusama I want to live honestly, like the eye in the picture, 2009 synthetic polymer on canvas 51 5/16 x 63 3/4 in. (130.3 x 162 cm) collection of the artist © yayoi kusama image courtesy yayoi kusama studio inc.; ota fine arts, tokyo; victoria miro gallery, london; and gagosian gallery, new york

 

 

 

yayoi kusama whitney museum of american art, new york july 12th to september 30th, 2012

 

 

a retrospective exhibition of renowned japanese artist yayoi kusama opens at the whiney museum of american art in new york. known for producing beautifully dense dot patterns, forming large-scale environments which envelop the viewer within, kusama’s most recent two-dimensional works depict a slight change in her’s artistic direction, delicately cluttered and somewhat calmer while still maintaining her signature aesthetic. her first retrospective in new york in 15 years, the self-titled show offers an overview of pieces spanning the 60 years of her practice, featuring more than 300 works displayed over the entirety of the institution’s fourth floor including: two-and three-dimensional works, press clippings, photographs capturing moments from her younger years, as well as selection of exhibition posters. installed within the gallery’s main lobby is kusama’s ‘fireflies on the water’ from 2002, a work which is a part of whitney’s personal collection  which is being shown in conjunction with ‘yayoi kusama’.

 

 

yayoi kusama  late-night chat is filled with dreams, 2009 synthetic polymer on canvas 63 3/4 x 63 3/4 in. (162 x 162 cm) collection of the artist © yayoi kusama image courtesy yayoi kusama studio inc.; ota fine arts, tokyo; victoria miro gallery, london; and gagosian gallery, new york

 

 

yayoi kusama  an encounter with a flowering season, 2009 synthetic polymer on canvas 51 5/16 x 63 3/4 in. (130.3 x 162 cm) collection of the artist. © yayoi kusama image courtesy yayoi kusama studio inc.; ota fine arts, tokyo; victoria miro gallery, london; and gagosian gallery, new york

 

 

yayoi kusama  all about my love, and I long to eat a dream of the night, 2009 synthetic polymer on canvas 51 5/16 x 63 3/4 in. (130.3 x 162 cm) collection of the artist © yayoi kusama image courtesy yayoi kusama studio inc.; ota fine arts, tokyo; victoria miro gallery, london; and gagosian gallery, new york

 

 

yayoi kusama guidepost to the new space at pier 45, installed at hudson river park, new york, 2012 photo by rich flood courtesy of the whitney museum of american art

 

 

‘yayoi kusama’ coincides with the release of ‘infinitely kusama’, a collection of garments and accessories designed by the artist in collaboration with french fashion house louis vuitton (LV) which designboom previously covered here. LV’s fifth avenue and SOHO stores in new york are both featuring the work of the famed artist concurrently with the whitney exhibition in celebration of the line. later this year global LV stores will feature the same works.

 

 

façade of louis vuitton’s fifth avenue store in new york, decorated in kusama’s signature dot pattern image via

 

 

general view of the vitrines image courtesy of louis vuitton

 

 

a wax figure of yayoi kusama stands in the window of louis vuitton’s fifth avenue store image courtesy of louis vuitton

 

yayoi kusama dolls fill one of the LV store’s display windows image courtesy of louis vuitton

 

 

yayoi kusama x louis vuitton video courtesy of blouinartinfo

 

 

video of yayoi kusama’s collection for louis vuitton video courtesy of louis vuitton

  • Hi!
    I am Steve Davis from Berrien Springs, Michigan! I love your Japanese work soooo much. It would be worth the trip to NYC just to see your Whitney exhibit. Do you sell cards? How do I get them?
    Steve G. Davis, M.A.
    P.O. Box 48
    Berrien Springs, MI
    49103
    [email protected]

    Steve Davis says:

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