Louis Vuitton continues its foray into the world of art with the unveiling of “Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton: Creating Infinity.” This book represents the zenith of an exceptional collaboration between Louis Vuitton and the globally acclaimed artist, Yayoi Kusama.
Unveiling an Artistic Odyssey
“Creating Infinity” extends an enticing invitation to readers, urging them to embark on an enchanting voyage through the artistic realm of the visionary Yayoi Kusama. The book not only showcases the brilliance of Kusama’s artistic creations but also unveils the revolutionary fashion collection she meticulously crafted in tandem with Louis Vuitton. As you turn its pages, you’ll delve into the fundamental artistic themes that underpinned this remarkable partnership.
Guided by Visionary Pioneers
At the helm of this distinctive publication are creative directors Ferdinando Verderi and Isabel Venero, who breathe life into Kusama’s artistic vision within the pages of “Creating Infinity.” The book features an exclusive introduction by none other than the artist herself, Yayoi Kusama, providing readers with a deeply personal insight into her creative universe.
“Creating Infinity” goes beyond surface exploration; it boasts contributions from esteemed experts in the domains of fashion and art. Notably, writer Jo-Ann Furniss delves into the intricacies of this exceptional partnership, while Marc Jacobs fondly reminisces about the genesis of the collaboration with Kusama. Curators Mika Yoshitake and Philip Larratt-Smith, celebrated for their work on Kusama’s exhibitions, lend their invaluable expertise to this publication.
In a nod to the book’s richness, Hans Ulrich Obrist, the distinguished curator and Artistic Director of Serpentine Galleries in London, engages in a captivating dialogue with Akira Tatehata, a longstanding expert on Yayoi Kusama’s body of work.
Voices from the World of Contemporary Art
In the spirit of this iconic collaboration and as an homage to Yayoi Kusama’s enduring allure, “Creating Infinity” incorporates reflections from some of the most eminent contemporary artists and musicians of our time. Arca, Katherine Bradford, Anne Imhoff, Ryan McNamara, Raúl de Nieves, Ryan Trecartin, Nora Turato, Jacolby Satterwhite, and others share their profound insights into Kusama’s monumental impact on the art world. They marvel at her extraordinary ability to conjure fantastical worlds through her signature polka dots and mirror spheres – whimsical yet profoundly philosophical symbols of her distinctive artistic perspective on the universe.
“Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton: Creating Infinity” transcends the boundaries of a mere book; it serves as a portal into the boundless creative genius of Yayoi Kusama and the everlasting influence of her collaboration with Louis Vuitton. In celebrating the harmonious fusion of fashion and art, it reminds us of the transformative power inherent in the language of artistic expression. Explore further and purchase the book here.