If the Yayoi Kusama retrospective at the Tate Modern isn’t on your cultural radar then it should be! Kusama is an artist like no other, not only does she incorporate our favourite round shapes into her work with her punchy polka dots adorning everything from human bodies in the the sixties to her avant garde landscape paintings, but her life is as colourful as her work too!
Kusama went from rural Japan to the male dominated art scene of New York where she mingled with the likes of Andy Warhol before back across the world to contemporary Tokyo where, in 1977, she voluntarily checked into a psychiatric institution and has been living there ever since, she is now comfortably into her 80s. (see what we mean about colourful?!) We adore the textures and repetitive patterns within her work, the perfect inspiration for the ss12 bold and beautiful looks.
The exhibition, supported by Louis Vuitton, is on until June so no excuse not to get down there and see it! Our personal favourite is where the exhibition culminates, the infinity room, we don’t want to ruin the experience for you but we will tell you this: we literally left seeing spots!