for those of you who couldn’t hack the queues for yayoi kusama‘s festival of life at david zwirner’s new york gallery space, the marciano art foundation in LA has announced its acquirement of the artist’s giant tulips. the museum will be host an installation covered in polka dots and featur a trio of sculptures from the famed infinity mirror artist.
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with all my love for the tulips, I pray forever (2011) is a sculptural installation that features large, polka-dotted potted tulips in a room in which the walls, floor, and ceiling have have had the same treatment. the immersive artwork is a larger version than the one at zwirner, taking up a gallery space and approximately 1,700 square feet on the museum’s third floor. accompanying the installation is a selection of kusama works that date back to the 1980s spanning infinity net paintings and giant tulip sculptures.
the installation is one of the artist’s many infinity mirror installations with tickets that are extremely popular in demand. last year, 50,000 people tried to get tickets to the artist’s travelling exhibit, infinity rooms. popularity was so intense that the museum extended the exhibit’s hours and increased the number of people allowed to attend at once so it could release 40,000 more tickets.
‘we do anticipate lines. we hope people will get excited about it. but the thing about marciano art foundation is, we really limit the number of people who are allowed in at any one time,‘ deputy director of marciano art foundation jamie g. manne told the LA times. the gallery plans tp let 15-20 people enter the installation at a time. the installation will be on view in the third-floor gallery by the elevator bank through spring 2019.
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