Kusama Says Sayonara

Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and now Yayoi Kusama are set to move on from the worlds largest art gallery.

Art collectors of Art Kabinett social network are all wondering what is behind the massive artist defection from Gagosian Gallery.

Kusama who shows with the family run Victoria Miro gallery in London will most likely be looking for a more personal service from her dealer.

Kusama is the artistic force behind the bold ad colorful patterns seen on the 2012 collection by Louis Vuitton {today's Featured Video}.

The actual reasons behind the artist's departure has not been given but speculation is circulating that they are all connected in some way.

Well known for her use of dense patterns of polka dots and nets, as well as her intense, large-scale environments, Yayoi Kusama works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance, and immersive installation.

Born in Japan in 1929, Yayoi Kusama came to the United States in 1957 and quickly found herself at the epicenter of the New York avant-garde. After achieving fame through groundbreaking exhibitions and art “happenings,” she returned to her native country in 1973 and is now one of Japan’s most prominent contemporary artists.

It is not often that three of the worlds leading artists give notice to quit within a short period of time.

Gagosian who pulled off Hirst's Spot painting spectacular last winter at all eleven of the gallery's international sites as a prequel to the Tate Modern's retrospective this year parted two weeks ago.

Hirst has shown on and off at the gallery for 17 years. There has been no more information other than the official statements wishing each other well, however

The NY Times critic, Millicent Wilner, a director of the Gagosian Gallery in London, was quoted as saying 'As a gallery, we’ve done everything to support him. But Damien has always done things differently.' A spokesperson for the international gallery chain mentioned in the same newspaper that Gagosian was 'reviewing the parameters of our working relationship with Ms. Kusama'.

Last week, it was reported that the decision to leave Gagosian behind may have something to do with the rumored complaint that it is run like a factory rather than a family.

A similar statement was also made by the Los Angeles artist/musician Mike Kelley who committed suicide last year.

While it has been confirmed that Kusama and Hirst are most definitely parting ways with Gagosian, speculation as to whether Jeff Koons is leaving permanently is still unconfirmed.

The uncertainty came to light after Koons agreed to an exhibition with Gagosian’s arch-rival, the New York dealer David Zwirner, but Koons himself has yet to confirm that he is ready to jump ship.