Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama

Louis Vuitton, the global luxury fashion house, and world-famous artist Yayoi Kusama partner again, and in the storied history of the brand’s epic collaborations with artists, this is the most ambitious to date.

In this important volume about this powerhouse collaboration, artwork by trailblazing artist Yayoi Kusama is featured alongside the groundbreaking fashion collection she designed with Louis Vuitton, and is organized around the seminal artistic themes that inspired the project.

Edited by Ferdinando Verdi and Isabel Venero, the volume includes contributions from renowned experts in both fashion and art, including writer Jo-Ann Furniss who explores the collaboration, designer Marc Jacobs who initiated the house’s relationship with Kusama, and curators Mika Yoshitake and Philip Larratt-Smith, both of whom have organized important exhibitions on the artist’s work. And Hans Ulrich Obrist, the renowned curator and Artistic Director of Serpentine Galleries, London, Hans Ulrich Obrist talks with longtime Kusama expert Akira Tatehata.  

In the spirit of this iconic partnership and with a nod to the popular fascination with Kusama, the book includes musings from some of the most important contemporary artists and musicians working today—including Arca, Katherine Bradford, Anne Imhoff, Ryan McNamara, Raúl de Nieves, Ryan Trecartin, Nora Turato, and Jacolby Satterwhite—talking about Kusama’s impact and her extraordinary ability to build fantastical worlds through her signature polka dots and mirror balls, which are joyful representations of her deeply thoughtful philosophy about art and the universe.

About The Author

Jo-Ann Furniss is an editor, creative director, and writer. She was the editor-in-chief of Arena Homme+ from 2004 to 2011, and writes regularly for I-D, The Face, and AnOther Magazine, as well as the New York Times. Mika Yoshitake, PhD, is an independent curator with expertise in postwar Japanese art. She received her MA and PhD in Art History from UCLA.

  • Publish Date: October 03, 2023
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Art - Individual Artists - Monographs
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9 x 12
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $85.00
  • CDN Price: $115.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-7383-8


"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.” ~HYPEBEAST

"...extends an enticing invitation to readers, urging them to embark on an enchanting voyage through the artistic realm of the visionary Yayoi Kusama. The book not only showcases the brilliance of Kusama’s artistic creations but also unveils the revolutionary fashion collection she meticulously crafted in tandem with Louis Vuitton. As you turn its pages, you’ll delve into the fundamental artistic themes that underpinned this remarkable partnership." ~RAIN MAGAZINE

"The book walks through the inspirations behind the many coveted pieces from the past few years and takes the reader on a journey through the genesis of the partnership. Overseen by Ferdinando Verderi and Isabel Venero, the book is not only a timeline but a love letter including memories from an array of people who have worked with Kasuma. Marc Jacobs, Jo-Ann Furniss, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Mika Yoshitake are just a few of the notable figures who have come together under the namesake of the groundbreaking collections." ~V MAGAZINE

"What do you get when you combine a legendary fashion house and an iconic artist? An avant-garde masterpiece, now captured in this mesmerizing book that appeals to art and fashion aficionados alike." ~THE ZOE REPORT

Author Bookshelf: Hans Ulrich Obrist

Author Bookshelf: Mika Yoshitake