No, this is not revenge of the pink dalmatians. Rather, it’s a rendering of a Louis Vuitton pop-up store, opening inside its New York’s SoHo boutique on July 10.
One of seven pop-ups globally, the boutique celebrates the LV collaboration with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who “never met a dot she didn’t like”, writes WWD. Other pink hot spots will appear in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.
On July 12, Yayoi Kusama’s major retrospective opens at the Whitney Museum in New York, with Louis Vuitton as the sponsor. The entire operation pink spots will “climax” on Aug. 23 with major installations in the Printemps flagship in Paris and another at Selfridges in London, breaking ranks and celebrate pumpkins.
Now 82 and living in a hospital for the mentally ill, Kusama has been painting since age 10, and has applied dots to canvases, tree trunks, entire rooms and even people.
See Louis Vuitton Kusama collection ad campaign on Sensuality News.
No one would ever call us traditionalists at Anne of Carversville. And yet our eyes need a walk in the woods or a bench in the rose garden — preferably full of David Austin roses — after this digital walk on the wild side. My madhatter friend and superb photographer of flowers Kate Scott can bring order to this Louis Vuitton-induced moment of visual chaos.
With WWD introducing orgasms into a read on pop-up stores, let me turn down the temperature, sharing one of her calming, delicate, ladylike, soft and proper images. More Kate Scott. Sigh. I feel better already.
Kate Scott Photography
AOC loves flowers to death and in particular David Austin roses. AOC friends came to know these magnificent blooms through my dear friend Kate Scott, whose images of flowers first caught my fancy early in 2011.
Michael Marriott, is senior rosarian at David Austin Roses. Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, the cultivated genius of petal pleasures explains how to smell a rose.
Dear Kate received such good news yesterday.