Posts Tagged ‘Yayoi Kusama’

“The Art of Chess” at London’s Saatchi Gallery

Top: Damien Hirst's Mental Escapology, 2003. Bottom: Yayoi Kusama's Pumpkin Chess, 2003.

    The game of chess has always fascinated the world’s intellectuals, artist Marcel Duchamp among them. In 1944, he curated a show for the New York gallerist Julian Levy, “The Imagery of Chess,” incorporating pieces by such giants as Alexander Calder, André Breton and Man Ray (as well as a musical piece by John Cage). Now, London’s Saatchi Gallery is showing an homage of sorts […]

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Kusama Collection for Louis Vuitton

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Madness and art have often been portrayed as co-dependent concepts, with some believing that one—genius-level creativity—cannot exist without the other. And in the case of Yayoi Kusama, the artist behind Louis Vuitton’s latest collaboration, the theory is spot-on. For years, the Japanese Kusama, now 83, has splashed her canvases and sculptures with polka dots, a compulsion that led to her […]

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