The June issue of Wallpaper* features a limited-edition cover by Japan’s most celebrated contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama. The artist appears on the cover in her own specially designed red-dot dress beside one of her works, which also features many red dots – With All My Love For The Tulips, I Pray Forever. The artwork itself is currently on display at the National Museum of Art, Osaka, where the Wallpaper* cover photo was taken. The artist describes the cover as a message of love.
Yayoi Kusama’s Wallpaper* commission coincides with her retrospective at London’s Tate Modern, which will move to New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art. She is 83 years old and voluntarily lives in a psychiatric institution in Japan, where she produces artworks in a variety of media. She has also published several novels, a poetry collection and an autobiography.
The limited-edition cover by Kusama is available to Wallpaper* subscribers and on newsstands in Japan. Wallpaper’s June issue hits newsstands across the world from 10 May.
Here’s a small flavour of her work:
Image and more info via The Daily Norm
Image and more info via Phaidon
Alice In Wonderland illustrated by Yayoi Kusama. Image and more info via Brain Pickings