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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!

also by Paula Newton
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