Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama Animations Take Over Giant Billboard in Tokyo

Boundless abstractions. Revealing animated motifs from inside a polka-dotted Louis Vuitton trunk, Yayoi Kusama (she’s about 93-years-old and more famous than ever!) invites you into her magical world that unravels from the Shinjuku building in Tokyo.

After early shots from onlookers were teased last week, we now get a closer look at the Louis Vuitton x Yavoi Kusama animations currently on view at Tokyo’s giant Cross Shinjuki Vision billboard. The massive French Maison’s 3D anamorphic display starts with a polka-dotted Louis Vuitton Damier trunk which opens up to reveal three of Kusama’s iconic pumpkins. The yellow one, famously installed on the art island of Naoshima, is worn by the artist as a helmet as she’s seen peering over the ledge. The animations then pivot to visuals of shimmering orbs from her ‘Narcissus Garden’ artwork and other polka-dotted LV objects.

Ten years after a first collaboration, Yayoi Kusama’s symbolic objects, hypnotic motifs, and imaginings of infinity take over the Maison’s own emblems, creating magical objects that transcend time and space. First revealed on the Cruise 2023 runway, this year’s collaboration brings not only the artist’s signature dots to the Monogram canvas, but also explores a wide range of recurring themes.

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The Louis Vuitton x Yavoi Kusama display is set to run at the billboard outside of Shinjuku station’s east exit until December 7 and the collaboration is set to launch in January 2023. More information can be found on Louis Vuitton’s spectial interactive site.