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Yayoi Kusama

July 12–Sept 30, 2012

Yayoi Kusama’s Yellow Trees building wrap transforms 345 West 14th Street in the Meatpacking District, near the Whitney’s future building site.

In celebration of her retrospective at the Whitney Museum, Yayoi Kusama transformed two downtown Manhattan sites near the Whitney’s future home in the Meatpacking District.

On view through October 15, Kusama’s Yellow Trees building wrap transforms a tall building into a giant canvas. The scrim at 345 West 14th Street at 9th Avenue features a detail of the original painting Yellow Trees (1994), greatly enlarged so that its powerful sinuous patterns envelop the new twelve-story construction project.

From early summer through September 25, visitors to Hudson River Park’s Pier 45 enjoyed Kusama’s vibrant multi-part installation, Guidepost to the New Space. Bright red polka-dotted forms nestled in the grass like a herd of otherworldly abstractions, transforming the pier and its spectacular urban skyline.

Yellow Trees

Yayoi Kusama, Yellow Trees building wrap at 345 West 14th Street at 9th Avenue, New York (installation view). Image courtesy DDG Partners
Yayoi Kusama, Yellow Trees building wrap at 345 West 14th Street at 9th Avenue, New York (installation view). Image courtesy DDG Partners
Yayoi Kusama, Yellow Trees building wrap at 345 West 14th Street at 9th Avenue, New York (installation view). Image courtesy DDG Partners
Yayoi Kusama, Yellow Trees building wrap at 345 West 14th Street at 9th Avenue, New York (installation view). Image courtesy DDG Partners

Guidepost to the New Space

Yayoi Kusama with her installation Guidepost to the New Space at Hudson River Park Pier 45, New York, July 2012. Image courtesy Gagosian Gallery, New York
Yayoi Kusama, Guidepost to the New Space, 2012. (installation view, Pier 45, Hudson River Park, New York). Image courtesy Gagosian Gallery, New York
Yayoi Kusama, Guidepost to the New Space, 2012. (installation view, Pier 45, Hudson River Park, New York). Image courtesy Gagosian Gallery, New York
Yayoi Kusama, Guidepost to the New Space, 2012. (installation view, Pier 45, Hudson River Park, New York). Image courtesy Gagosian Gallery, New York
Yayoi Kusama, Guidepost to the New Space, 2012. (installation view, Pier 45, Hudson River Park, New York). Image courtesy Gagosian Gallery, New York
Yayoi Kusama, Guidepost to the New Space, 2012. (installation view, Pier 45, Hudson River Park, New York). Image courtesy Gagosian Gallery, New York
Yayoi Kusama with her installation Guidepost to the New Space at Hudson River Park Pier 45, New York, July 2012. Image courtesy Gagosian Gallery, New York

Support for Yellow Trees provided by DDG Partners. Support for Guidepost to the New Space provided by Gagosian Gallery New York and Hudson River Park Trust.