When I was at the Independent Art Fair last weekend, I saw a guy wearing bright red pants and these colorful dot-covered sneakers (top left, bottom right). I asked him if I could take a picture, and not only did he say yes with a grin, but he did a little “modeling” for me by lifting his heal to show me the bottom of the shoes.
It certainly seems appropriate to wear sneakers like this when attending an art fair, especially if there are works by Yayoi Kusama on display … while I did see some of Kusama’s work at the various art fairs, these two pictures are just found photos of the artist so that you can see my visual association between the sneakers and her work. I’d love to know if the sneaker manufacturer is also familiar with Yayoi Kusama’s work?
Editor’s note: while I’m not aware of Kusama being involved in the design of any sneakers, she did once paint a piano, which you can see here.