Yayoi Kusama’s Art Seen on Skateboards for MoMA

In 2018, the Japanese artist collaborated with the American museum on a limited edition series of boards adorned with her work.


WordsManon Baeza

© Yayoi Kusama, 2018

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama continues to work on new artistic projects in spite of her advanced years. In addition to her numerous exhibitions on display all over the world and the documentary about her life, she continues her artistic exploration, never restricting herself to one medium alone.


An adaptation of her iconic polka dots

In 2018, she collaborated with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Together, they designed four models of skateboard, including two triptychs (a set of three boards with motifs that complement each other). True to her art, Kusama decided to adorn them with her iconic polka dots. More precisely, the motifs she chose came from her projects Dots Obsession and Yellow Trees.

The pieces in this extremely limited collection (just 500 models were produced) were sold at $500 each. The boards were delivered without the wheels attached, so buyers needed to add them themselves.


Yayoi Kusama’s work can be viewed on her website.

© Yayoi Kusama, 2018