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Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama + The Whitney Museum

Yayoi Kusama, whose amazing art I’ve previously blogged about, is everywhere lately. An exhibit has just opened at The Whitney Museum containing over 300 works by Kusama tracking her obsession with polka dots, mesmerizing lines, and captivating designs from her early years to the present. Additionally, Louis Vuitton has collaborated with Kusama to create clothing designs of her artwork. You can check out some photos from the exhibit as well as a video of the collection below. Have fun!

Photos via here. You can shop the Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama collection here, and view more information on the Whitney exhibition here. Lastly, follow us on Twitter at @BrooklynBakery!

Entering Infinity

After moving to America alone in her 20s, Yayoi Kusama promised herself that one day, she’d “conquer New York, and make my name in the world with my passion for the arts and mountains of creative energy stored inside myself.” So began her journey into the contemporary art world in the 60s, in which she led orgies for hippies to paint polka dots all over themselves and befriended artists such as Andy Warhol. This exhibit is entitled the “Infinity Mirror Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life”, and is comprised of multiple mirrors and countless, tiny LED lights. They shift and change in both color and size, thus “suspending the viewer in space”, as Vogue put it. The room captivates and confounds visitors, making them lose their sense/understanding of time and spacial limitations, creating an ephemeral glimpse into an incredible infinity. Stunning photos and video of the exhibit are below, and also be sure to watch the interview detailing her childhood and journey throughout America and Japan, as well as her choice to live in a mental institution for the last 30 years.

Damien Hirst wrote a book on Kusama in addition to her autobiography. Also check out Kusama’s website.

Pictures via here, here, here, and here.


Building Blocks

Jan Vormann is the German artist behind an installation called Dispatchwork, in which he patches up the gaps in old buildings and structures with colorful Legos. He has done this in multiple cities, including New York, Berlin, and Bocchignano, Italy, creating a collaborative project in which he invites passerby to not only join in but to also repair the cracks in their own buildings and cities. The Legos are a cheerful reminder of childhood as well as a symbol of hope and happiness amidst deterioration.

Photos via Vormann’s website, here, and here.

Multicolored Monolith

Combining various perspectives and bold, bright colors, Lee Baker created his installation entitled “Refractive Monolith”, displaying the tense relationship between urbanization and culture. Ten thousand metres of yarn allude to the weak infrastructure of buildings. The intense hues aim to communicate security and happiness but the grey backdrop represents the ominous darkness that may lie ahead. Stunning photos are below and make sure to watch a timelapse of the building process at the end.

Photos via Baker’s website and here.

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Suede Shoes for the Modern Man

Suede Shoes

Nice take on the classic formal mens leather shoe. As high end leather users, I had to post this to show a little love to our friends over at  T and F .