YAYOI KUSAMA "UNTITLED (IMPOSSIBLE STRUCTURES)" SERIGRAPH, 1997
One of the most startling art/fashion experiences we've had in recent years was encountering Yayoi Kusama's installation at Louis Vuitton's flagship store at the corner of 57th and 5th Avenue in New York.
Besides covering the entire exterior in her trademark psychelic/reptile polka-dot motif, Kusama also designed the window displays including a life-size replica of herself (!!!) in one of the vitrines. Many viewers, approached the installation thinking the artist was actually there in the flesh as part of an installation.
Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) is a Japanese conceptual artist affiliated with the Pop Art movement and has been exhibited alongside artists such as Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenberg and George Segal.
Kusama’s work is recognized for her fascination with repetition as her attempt to formulate a psychedelic experience provoking obsession and self-reflection.
According to Kusama, this imagery is rooted in hallucinations that she experienced as a child. Through her use of polka dots, she instigates moments of negative space and an aesthetic openness for onlookers to dwell in.
While Kusama can be situated with American Pop artists, she also has much in common with Verner Panton - who similarly embraced pattern and applied it to complete environments.
This untitled serigraph is emblematic of Kusama’s geometrical sensibility. The image of interlocking shapes is comprised of series of polka dots, an image which runs throughout Kusama’s long and intriguing career.
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"Untitled (Impossible Structures)"
Signed and numbered from an edition of 75
19"H 13.5"W (work)
Very good condition