New York, NY (PRWEB) September 21, 2012
In celebration of Yayoi Kusama’s current retrospective, the Whitney Museum of American Art has collaborated with Hudson River Park Trust, the Kusama Studio, Gagosian Gallery, and DDG Partners to bring the “Summer of Kusama” downtown.
Where 14th Street intersects with 9th Avenue, Kusama's rhythmic dotted “nerve” motif transforms a new construction site in the Meatpacking District into a giant canvas. With support provided by DDG Partners, and in collaboration with the Kusama studio, a detail of the original painting Yellow Trees (1994) has been printed onto special mesh netting and wrapped around DDG Partners’ new 12-story, luxury Meatpacking condominium known as 345meatpacking. The large-scale (150 feet wide by 120 feet high) reproduction applies patterns to the surface of the canvas, often using strong linear gestures to give a sense of space along with jarring visual contrast.
“Our development projects have always had a deep connection to the arts, so we are overjoyed to partner with the Whitney and Gagosian in this first of its kind installation, allowing us to bring Kusama’s incredible work to even more New Yorkers,” said Joe McMillan, CEO of DDG Partners. “Our building’s location at the gateway to the Meatpacking District, the future home of the new Whitney, will make this public installation a truly special collaboration. We look forward to welcoming the Whitney as our neighbor.”
Yayoi Kusama was born in Matsumoto, Japan in 1929. She lives and works in Tokyo. Her current retrospective, initiated by Tate Modern, is on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art through September 30.
About DDG Partners
DDG Partners is an integrated real estate investment, development, construction and design firm with offices in New York and San Francisco. A leader in luxury apartments in NYC, DDG focuses on well-crafted, distinctive and sustainable architectural environments. DDG routinely partners with other leading organizations that share its passion for the arts, design and experiential living. In this pursuit, DDG and its principals have owned, developed and managed approximately two million square feet of premium real estate. Their current project, creating 37 luxurious Meatpacking condominiums, promises the quality, amenity-rich living that DDG is known for. For more information on 345meatpacking, please visit http://www.345meatpacking.com. For more information on DDG, please visit http://www.ddgpartners.com.