If at first the name doesn’t ring a bell, remember that insanely life-like women in the window of Louis Vuitton’s flagship on Fifth Avenue? Or the one who decorates the side of the store’s 12-story facade?
Yes, Yayoi Kusama has been taking over NYC (and the world) for years. Her signature dotted pattern and her Instagrammable infinity mirror rooms have made her work quite recognizable.
New Yorkers will once again have the opportunity to experience her masterful art this spring at David Zwirner. Titled I Spend Each Day Embracing Flowers, Yayoi Kusama’s upcoming exhibit will open on May 12th. It will be her largest gallery exhibition to date!
Here’s what you can expect from her new solo show at David Zwirner:
Infinity Mirrored Room
According to the Smithsonian Institution, Kusama created her first infinity room in 1965 called Phalli’s Field. The “kaleidoscopic environments” challenge onlookers’ perception and creates an illusory reality.
*Entry in the infinity mirrored room will be timed due to the high volume of visitors expected to attend.
Beyond the infinity mirrored room, I Spend Each Day Embracing Flowers will showcase new paintings by the artist.
Can’t afford Yayoi Kusama’s collaboration with Louis Vuitton but still love the design? Her upcoming exhibit will highlight her renowned dot pattern on pumpkins and flowers.
The Yayoi Kusama exhibit will be entirely free to the public, so no tickets or reservations are required. However, her work is known to attract a line—some as long as two hours!—so be prepared to wait. The gallery recommends coming early on weekday mornings.
And of course, you’ll want to take all the selfies and photos for the feed possible, but just note that flash is not allowed at the exhibit.
Yayoi Kusama merchandise will be available for purchase at the David Zwirner bookstore, located at 535 West 20th Street, during the duration of the exhibit.
Where: David Zwirner, 525 W 19th St, New York
When: Opening (6pm-8pm) on Thursday, May 11th