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This Is How Iconic Japanese Artist Yayoi Kusama Was Reintroduced to the West

by Alexandra_Munroe on October 13, 2016

By Estelle Tang
Originally published on ELLE.com

Beloved of art tastemakers, the fashion world, and casual museum Instagrammers, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is now a universal figure of inspiration and intrigue.

Eyes on Fire: Reimagining Kusama from Alexandra Munroe on Vimeo.

In a new video series, Eyes on Fire, senior curator of global arts at the Guggenheim Museum, Alexandra Munroe, talks about reintroducing the cult artist—who was admired by New York City art insiders like Andy Warhol—to Western audiences in 1989.

In this clip, exclusive to ELLE.com, Munroe talks about Kusama’s signature work with public spaces, including a 2012 collaboration between the artist and Louis Vuitton that reimagined the fashion label’s New York City store facade.

Eyes on Fire will debut in late 2016.

See the full article and video on ELLE.com

Alexandra_MunroeThis Is How Iconic Japanese Artist Yayoi Kusama Was Reintroduced to the West

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