Marc Jacobs Recruits Yayoi Kusama for art installation Collaboration


Marc Jacobs with Yayoi Kusama

Fashion designer Marc Jacobs, the creative director for Louis Vuitton, has commissioned Yayoi Kusama, best known for her polka-dots, to collaborate on a new line of luxury goods.
The 82 year old Kusama has worked with Jacobs in the past, creating leather goods and ready-to-wear, accessories, which were popular especially in the buoyant Japanese market. The new line will preview at Louis Vuitton stores in July. Kusama will also design the installation art in the shop windows, which will accompany the products.

Kusama recently closed her Centre Pompidou retrospective in Paris but has a busy year ahead, from 9 February to 5 June Tate Modern in London is also mounting a major show of her work which will than move to the Whitney in New York, where it will open from 12 July to 30 September. The Tate Modern and Whitney shows are sponsored by Louis Vuitton.

About Mark Westall

Mark Westall is the founder and editor of FAD magazine, a curation of the world’s most interesting culture, and Creative Director of FAD Agency, a strategy & creative agency working with brands to solve business problems using cultural tools. In 2008 following his passion for art he founded what has grown to become FAD magazine. FAD magazine is internationally recognized as a key figure within the emerging and contemporary art world, and has been selected as official partner by organizations as diverse as Moniker Art Fair, START, Volta and Christie’s. In addition Mark is a columnist for City Magazine.

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