So we all know that Louis Vuitton hired Yayoi Kusama for a collection adding Kusamas art. I love that Marc Jacobs once in a while use art for his work & this is the first time that I really loved it. Dots are so cool when added the right way & on the right piece of clothing.
But who is Yayoi Kusama? She is this cool & courageous person that is actually over 80. Kusama was born & raised in Japan, but moved to New York to work with her art. She was very inspired by European & American art & quickly she became a part of the avantgarde. Through her career she has been painting, doing collages, sculptures, performance art & installation art. Very minimalistic, surreal & pop art. She has won several awards for her art & holds the record for living female artists on one piece sales. The piece was sold by Christies in New York in 2008 for $ 5,1 million.
She moved back to Japan in the 70´s. Due to psychiatric issues she admitted herself to a hospital where she voluntarily still lives. She still works ofcourse & claims she still lives because of art. I admire her since it is no joke living with heavy psychiatric issues. Awesome lady!
Below are some pictures of the collection she collaborated on for Louis Vuitton.
Cute isnt´? I am thinking Minnie Mouse & Rei Kawakubo ( Commes des garcons) .
Kusama herself. I have to be as cool when I reach her age.
Below are some of her gorgeous work.