Design, art, etc

George Clooney covered…

« George Clooney covered » for W Magazine’s annual Art Issue in Yayoi Kusama‘s famous designed dots.

George Clooney covered W Magazine's annual Art Issue

From the magazine issue where « George Clooney covered » appears : « The cover sees the Hollywood heartthrob wearing an Armani suit and shoes as customised by the reclusive Japanese artist Kusama who is renowned for her obsession with dots. But before you think that the connection is completely random, just as with Kusama herself, there is indeed method in the spotty madness. »

« He says that Kusama turned him into Snoopy. ‘But I must say,’ he continued, ‘I’m proud to be Snoopy! Ultimately, what I’m trying to do with a director – or, I guess, an artist – is to be of service to them and their story.' »

Design, art, etc

Yayoi Kusama’s interactive Obliteration Room

The interactive Obliteration Room (2012) begins as an entirely white space, furnished as a monochrome living room, which people are then invited to « obliterate » with multi-coloured stickers.
It was first conceived as a project for children, and was first staged at the Queensland Art Gallery in 2002.

Yayoi Kusama (草間 ćœŒç”Ÿ, 1929) is a Japanese contemporary artist who works primarily in sculpture and installation, but is also active in painting, performance, video art, fashion, poetry, fiction, and other arts.

Her work is based in conceptual art and shows some attributes of feminism, minimalism, surrealism, Art Brut, pop art, and abstract expressionism, and is infused with autobiographical, psychological, and sexual content. She has been acknowledged as one of the most important living artists to come out of Japan.

In an early documented performance, Walking Piece (1966), Kusama walked along the streets of New York City in a traditional Japanese kimono while holding a parasol.

Time-lapse video of the Obliteration Room, by Yayoi Kusama, covering the first few weeks of its presentation at Tate Modern in 2012.

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Design or Art? Both, with the welcome interaction of real people in the creative process.

View the full art installation and see the room go from white to this!

Yayoi Kusama’s interactive Obliteration Room

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