New York, Chengdu, London and Hangzhou already feature the hyper-realistic 3D anamorphic images of the new Louis Vuitton collection by Yayoi Kusama in their most iconic locations.
Combining the creativity of Yayoi Kusama and thesavoir-faire of Louis Vuitton, the new collection reinterprets the iconic pieces of the Maison, impregnated with the artist’s characteristic motifs. This is his second collaboration with the brand, the first was in 2012, when the creative director was Marc Jacobs.
Showcasing Louis Vuitton’s savoir-faire, an innovative screen-printing technique reproduces Kusama’s brushstrokes, giving a surprisingly realistic hand-painted 3D effect, with her characteristic polka dots. Which are for her a path to infinity, meaningless and without knowledge because of their form without edges. Repetitive polka dots have appeared throughout his work, in a wide range of formats, including paintings, sculptures, performances and installations.
In addition, they are applied by hand, one by one, metal half spheres of different sizes animate a part selection of the collection with an impressive silver mirror effect. Spheres that made her known as an avant-garde artist when she presented them in the 1966 Venice Biennial without having been officially invited.