It was in 2006 that Marc Jacobs encountered Yayoi Kusama in Tokyo. Art collector Marc Jacobs is a fan of Kusama’s sculptures and paintings: “the obsessive character and the innocence of her artwork touch me. She succeeds in sharing her vision of the world with us.”
And here they are, my favorite items from the collection (clockwise): Monogram shawl Dots Infinity red, Sunglasses Waves Flower red, LV Yayoi Kusama Monography, Coin Purse Chapeau Monogram Vernis Dots Infinity yellow, Yayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton Cuff Dots Infinity yellow, Pump Monogram Vernis Dots Infinity yellow, Lockit GM Monogram Nylon Dots Infinity yellow, and Lockit MM Monogram Vernis Dots Infinity yellow.
No middle, no beginning and no end: this hallucinatory proliferation will also be relayed in the Louis Vuitton windows worldwide decorated with emblematic motifs: biomorphic shaped “nerves” sculptures for windows named “beginning of the universe”; flowers entitled “eternal blooming flowers in my mind” and especially red polka dots on white background among which Kusama figures named “self-obliteration” can be spotted.
The good news is Singapore (Ngee Ann City) will host an exclusive concept store dedicated for the collection which opens on July 13th. The store will be covered with red polka dots, which reflect Kusama’s obsession with the idea of accumulation. These stores will be extremely vigorous and playful with large scales and vivid colours: all in Kusama’s iconic red and white.
Now tell me, who's already on the waiting list?