milotic2 (milotic2) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
milotic2
milotic2
ohnotheydidnt

Yayoi Kusama to have balloon in Macy’s Thanksgiving parade



A new work by Yayoi Kusama is headed to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. The Japanese celebrated artist collaborated with balloon specialists, trained in 3-D modeling, aerodynamic design, and balloon fabrication, to create a floating artwork titled Love Flies Up to the Sky.

The Thanksgiving Day Parade has an average of 3.5 million people lining Central Park West to watch it, with 50 million more tuning in on television. The parade will coincide with Kusama’s upcoming exhibition at David Zwirner in Chelsea, opening on November 9.

The balloon will be the eighth in Macy’s Blue Sky Gallery series, launched in 2005 and featuring inflatable takes on works by contemporary artists. Other artists who have participated over the years include Jeff Koons in 2007, Takashi Murakami in 2010, and KAWS in 2012.

Kusama’s addition —the first by a female artist— will be a sunlike figure from her colorful “My Eternal Soul” paintings. The balloon also features Kusama’s trademark polka dots and tentacles.

Do you like Kusama sensei's art? / How will you celebrate Thanksgiving?

Source 1
Tags: art / artist, asian celebrities, holiday
Subscribe

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 12 comments