It's been a big week for Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Not only has the Whitney Museum of American Art unveiled its retrospective exhibition of her work, but Yayoi Kusama's collaboration with Louis Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs was also launched this week to coincide with the Whitney exhibition's opening. We've put together a roundup of this week's media coverage surrounding the Whitney exhibit and Kusama-Vuitton launch. Why, you ask? Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Room - Phalli’s Field by Jo Applin (Afterall Books) comes out this November. Be sure to check our website for more details and to preorder this book. And now, for the roundup:
The Whitney Exhibition:
Holland Cotter reviews the Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art in The New York Times.
Eric Wilson talks about how “melding art with fashion” is not a new idea on The New York Times’ "On the Runway" blog.
The Wall Street Journal’s "Scene Asia" blog discusses how Yayoi Kusama benefits from the exhibition.
Flavorwire provides a slideshow preview of the exhibition’s highlights.
The UK's Telegraph posted a slideshow of the various celebrities who paid tribute to Yayoi Kusama at the Whitney Museum on July 10th.
The Kusama-Vuitton Collaboration:
The Nation discusses how Vuitton has gone “positively dotty.”
From Artinfo: Kyle Chayka reviews the Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art and there’s also a video called “Yayoi Kusama Doppelgangers Preside Over Her Louis Vuitton Debut on Fifth Avenue.”
New York magazine provides some great snapshots in a couple of slideshows: one contains a few pictures of Yayoi Kusama and the Louis Vuitton store window displays in “Street Style From the Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton Launch,” and the other reveals the “Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton Lookbook.”