Boston museum acquires one of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Room exhibits

Infinity Room

One of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms: ‘The Obliteration Room,’ 2002 to present; furniture, white paint and dot stickers; a collaboration between Yayoi Kusama and Queensland Art Gallery; commissioned Queensland Art Gallery, Australia; gift of the artist through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 2012; collection of Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia; photograph: QAGOMA, photography © Yayoi Kusama

BOSTON (AP) – A Boston art museum has acquired one of the popular “Infinity Mirror Room” installations that have drawn hordes of selfie-takers to museums worldwide.

The Institute of Contemporary Art announced this week it will display one of the 20 fantastical spaces created by 89-year old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama this fall.

The museum says Love is Calling features vivid colors, inflatable sculptures and Kusama’s signature polka dots within a mirrored room that creates the illusion of infinite space.

Museum curator Eva Respini says Kusama shaped some of the 20th century’s most significant art movements over her six-decade career, including minimalism, pop art, and feminist and performance art.

Kusama made the installation in 2013. The museum says it’s the largest Infinity Mirror Room held by a North American museum.

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