Yayoi Kusama Fashion Icon

Yayoi Kusama: Japanese polka-dot queen and trippy hippy psychedelic color master. Yayoi is one of those prolific artists that does literally everything. Painting, sculpture, installation, film, performance art, fashion… She’s a little bit surrealist, abstract expressionist, art-brut and a whole lot of avant-garde. She has exhibited all over the world alongside legends like Andy Warhol, George Segal and Claes Oldenburg and has shown in the MoMA, Whitney, Tate Modern, and broke Christie’s record for highest selling living female artist ($5.1 Million).

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But she doesn’t get nearly enough attention for the living breathing work of art she has curated out of herself.  Yayoi Kusama’s has turned herself, through her clothes, into one of her works of art. She’s designed product and accessory lines for Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton and founded her own line Kusama Fashion Company Ltd. This art-fashion icon Her style is the epitome of Mode meets Arte.

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“I, Kusama, am the modern Alice in Wonderland.” Yayoi Kusama

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“With just one polka dot, nothing can be achieved. In the universe, there is the sun, the moon, the earth, and hundreds of millions of stars. All of us live in the unfathomable mystery and infinitude of the universe. Pursuing ‘philosophy of the universe’ through art under such circumstances has led me to what I call ‘stereotypical repetition.'” Yayoi Kusama

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“Since my childhood, I have always made works with polka dots. Earth, moon, sun and human beings all represent dots; a single particle among billions.” Yayoi Kusama

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“If there’s a cat, I obliterate it by putting polka dot stickers on it. I obliterate a horse by putting polka dot stickers on it. And I obliterated myself by putting the same polka dot stickers on myself.” Yayoi Kusama

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