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YAYOI KUSAMA PULLOVER HOOD SWEAT | BLACK

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YAYOI KUSAMA PULLOVER HOOD SWEAT | BLACK

185.00
  • This soft and plush hoodie is crafted from a mid-weight cotton-jersey. Features a front pouch pocket to keep your hands warm on chilly days. Finished with a print of the XLARGE® Standard logo and Yayoi Kusama’s signature.
  • The interior print of the hood on this hoodie pays tribute to Yayoi Kusama’s “Dots Obsession” series of installations. “Dots Obsession” visually explains the hallucinations Kusama reportedly suffered as a child, in which the entirety of her surrounding space was covered with repeating patterns, some of which were polka dots or "infinity nets," as she called them. In 1950, Kusama began covering surfaces (walls, floors, canvases, and later, household objects and naked assistants) with the polka dots that would become a trademark of her work.
  • Kusama on polka dots, “…a polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement ... Polka dots are a way to infinity.”
  • 100% Cotton
  • Product Number: 01171217

XLARGE® JAPAN × YAYOI KUSAMA CAPSULE COLLECTION

  • For Yayoi Kusama’s most recent “My Eternal Soul” exhibition held at the National Art Exhibition Room, Roppongi, Tokyo, from the 22nd February - 22nd May 2017, XLARGE® JAPAN has collaborated with YAYOI KUSAMA on a limited edition capsule collection.
  • This exclusive capsule collection pays tribute to her “Love Forever: Yayoi Kusama, 1958-1968”exhibition, the first in-depth display of her work, organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Japan Foundation in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art, which opened at The Museum of Modern Art on July 9, 1998. The “Love Forever” exhibition focused on the full scope of the artist's activities during the years she lived and worked in New York.
  • Her work combines elements of expressionism, minimalism, surrealism and pop art. As a young woman, Kusama was diagnosed with an obsessive-compulsive disorder, and since 1977 she has chosen to live in a psychiatric institution in Tokyo. Her obsession with veils of nets and dots stemmed, in her opinion, from a recurring childhood hallucination. As she recounted in 1975, "One day I was looking at the red flower patterns of the tablecloth on a table, and when I looked up I saw the same pattern covering the ceiling, the windows and the walls, and finally all over the room, my body and the universe. I felt as if I had begun to self- obliterate, to revolve in the infinity of endless time and the absoluteness of space, and be reduced to nothingness."
  • When Kusama returned to Japan in the 1970s, she left a legacy that affected her own generation and resonates today and it is no exaggeration to say that Kusama has influenced the direction of American art more than any other post-war Japanese artist.

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  • This soft and plush hoodie is crafted from a mid-weight cotton-jersey. Features a front pouch pocket to keep your hands warm on chilly days. Finished with a print of the XLARGE® Standard logo and Yayoi Kusama’s signature.
  • The interior print of the hood on this hoodie pays tribute to Yayoi Kusama’s “Dots Obsession” series of installations. “Dots Obsession” visually explains the hallucinations Kusama reportedly suffered as a child, in which the entirety of her surrounding space was covered with repeating patterns, some of which were polka dots or "infinity nets," as she called them. In 1950, Kusama began covering surfaces (walls, floors, canvases, and later, household objects and naked assistants) with the polka dots that would become a trademark of her work.
  • Kusama on polka dots, “…a polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement ... Polka dots are a way to infinity.”
  • 100% Cotton
  • Product Number: 01171217

XLARGE® JAPAN × YAYOI KUSAMA CAPSULE COLLECTION

  • For Yayoi Kusama’s most recent “My Eternal Soul” exhibition held at the National Art Exhibition Room, Roppongi, Tokyo, from the 22nd February - 22nd May 2017, XLARGE® JAPAN has collaborated with YAYOI KUSAMA on a limited edition capsule collection.
  • This exclusive capsule collection pays tribute to her “Love Forever: Yayoi Kusama, 1958-1968”exhibition, the first in-depth display of her work, organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Japan Foundation in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art, which opened at The Museum of Modern Art on July 9, 1998. The “Love Forever” exhibition focused on the full scope of the artist's activities during the years she lived and worked in New York.
  • Her work combines elements of expressionism, minimalism, surrealism and pop art. As a young woman, Kusama was diagnosed with an obsessive-compulsive disorder, and since 1977 she has chosen to live in a psychiatric institution in Tokyo. Her obsession with veils of nets and dots stemmed, in her opinion, from a recurring childhood hallucination. As she recounted in 1975, "One day I was looking at the red flower patterns of the tablecloth on a table, and when I looked up I saw the same pattern covering the ceiling, the windows and the walls, and finally all over the room, my body and the universe. I felt as if I had begun to self- obliterate, to revolve in the infinity of endless time and the absoluteness of space, and be reduced to nothingness."
  • When Kusama returned to Japan in the 1970s, she left a legacy that affected her own generation and resonates today and it is no exaggeration to say that Kusama has influenced the direction of American art more than any other post-war Japanese artist.

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Size Reference

JW is 168cm tall with a 40" chest and wears size Medium.

JL is 167cm tall with a 39" chest (but chubbier than JW) and wears size Medium.