‘Yellow Trees’ wrapped around building
In celebration of Yayoi Kusama’s past retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art earlier in 2012, two off-site projects took place. In one of them Kusama’s rhythmic dotted “Yellow Tree motif transformed a construction site in the Meatpacking District in Manhattan into a giant canvas. A detail of the original painting Yellow Trees (1994) has been printed onto special mesh netting and wrapped around the building. The large-scale (150 feet wide by 120 feet high) reproduction applies patterns to the surface of the canvas, often using strong linear gestures to give a sense of space along with jarring visual contrast.
Yayoi Kusama was born in Matsumoto, Japan in 1929. She lives and works in Tokyo.
Photos of ‘Yellow Trees’
Rendering of Yayoi Kusama – Yellow Trees, 1994, 14th Street, New York, 2012
Time-lapse video of ‘Yellow Trees’
Yayoi Kusama wraps Louis Vuitton building on Fifth Avenue