Tuesday, October 16, 2012

cool Japan

I arrived to New York to witness Yayoi Kusama selling bags! First it was Murakami, a guy behind Superflat who turned image of Japan into a cartoon inhabited by cute schoolgirls and super-nerds, now it's Kusama. I thought that Cool Japan domination over Japanese contemporary art has been washed away by tsunami and I would never expect that it will reappear under Kusama label. An avant-garde artist, central figure in the New York scene in the 1960s who worked in variety of media including experimental film best known for her use of dense patterns of polka dots and nets, as well as large-scale environments now in the age of 83 created collection of merchandise being sold in the shop covered in her signature dots.

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