Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has been designing in these circles since the year dot. Using polka dots as her trademark, the Japanese artist and writer exhibits art with vivacious colours, repetition and pattern. She has let her mark on art movements in New York and Japan, and is sited as an influence of Yoko Ono. Yayoi Kusama has also been admired by music in songs by Superchunk and Le Tigre.
While she lives in a psychiatric institution Yayoi Kusami works from a studio each day, and is respected for her dotty lifestyle choice as one of the greatest characters in contemporary art history.
In line with the artist’s ongoing collaboration and capsule range with Louis Vuitton, a book has been created by Rizzoli NY which is only available in LV stores (for US$85). The Yayoi Kusama Monograph was edited by Louise Neri and is on sale now.