In the aftermath of their latest highly sought-after collaboration,
With direction from Ferdinando Verderi and Isabel Venero, the book begins with an introduction written by Kusama herself before exploring the artist’s decades-spanning influence. Among the contributors, Marc Jacobs remembers the birth of Louis Vuitton’s longstanding partnership with Kusama, and writer Jo-Ann Furniss expounds upon this latest collaboration. Mika Yoshitake and Philip Larratt-Smith, both of whom have curated exhibitions for the artist, speak on Kusama’s creative vision, while Hans Ulrich Obrist (the esteemed curator and artistic director at London’s Serpentine Gallery) hosts a chat with Kusama expert Akira Tatehata.
Celebrating Kusama’s pop-cultural influence, the book also includes a number of reflections from modern artists and musicians, including Arca, Katherine Bradford, Anne Imhoff, Ryan McNamara, Raúl de Nieves, Ryan Trecartin, Nora Turato and Jacolby Satterwhite. Each contemporary waxes poetic on Kusama’s impact, as well as her “extraordinary ability to create fantastical worlds through her renowned polka dots and mirror spheres.”
Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama’s Creating Infinity will launch online and in stores on September 29. The book, which arrives in a circular presentation box, will cost €350 EUR. Take a closer look at the publication in the gallery above.