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DMA Scores with Big New Kusama Work

Yayoi Kusama, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, 2016, wood, mirror, plastic, black glass, LED. ©YAYOI KUSAMA/COURTESY THE ARTIST; OTA FINE ARTS, TOKYO AND SINGAPORE; AND VICTORIA MIRO, LONDON/THIERRY BAL via ARTnews.

Yesterday, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) announced the acquisition of Yayoi Kusama’s All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins (2016), one of the artist’s signature Infinity Mirror Rooms. It is the only Infinity Mirror Room of its kind in a North American collection. The work will be jointly owned by the museum and the Rachofsky Collection.

All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins made news earlier this year when a visitor to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s version of the Infinity Rooms exhibition broke a pumpkin sculpture in the installation while taking a selfie. The piece had been valued at about $800,000.

In 1997, Houston’s Rice Gallery opened the site specific exhibition Dots Obsession, one of the artist’s first American exhibitions and last year, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston held the blockbuster exhibition Kusama: At the End of the Universe. (Read Rainey Knudson’s review of that show here).

Congratulations to the DMA and please ask your visitors to be careful with those selfies!

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