Bright Spot: Yayoi Kusama Covers Wallpaper* with ‘Message of Love’

It’s shaping up to be a spot-on summer. Dot-loving artist Yayoi Kusama is the subject of a retrospective on view through June 5 at Tate Modern. The show arrives stateside, at the Whitney Museum, on July 12, just days before Louis Vuitton debuts a collection of ready-to-wear printed with two Kusama patterns. Vuitton stores around the world will be filled with displays of red and white spotted tentacles created by the artist, who recently celebrated her eighty-third birthday. Wallpaper* is right on the dot with this cover of its June issue, on newsstands today (subscribers received the limited-edition Kusuma cover, which is otherwise available only at newsstands in Japan). The photo shows Kusama at the National Museum of Art in Osaka, Japan, where she stands with one of her favorite works, “With All My Love for the Tulips, I Pray Forever” (2011), a trio of dot-covered tulip sculptures. The artist has personalized the cover with a “message of love” to Wallpaper* readers along with her Gustonian doodles.