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Yayoi Kusama Helps Kids Cover a Blank White Room in a Rainbow of Polka Dots

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In an exhibition at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art in Australia called “Look Now See Forever,” psychedelic Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama brought her characteristic polka-dot aesthetic to a fully furnished white room. The difference between this piece and her dot-covered pumpkins sculptures and paintings was that instead of the artist working by herself, young visitors to the museum were given primary-colored stickers and invited to go crazy.

The result is a hypnotizing variety of colors and patterns taking over the room like highly contagious rainbow chicken pox. The bare white walls, couch, tables, and lamps play up the intense hues of the stickers, which come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The final image shows crowded groups of dots so dense that the wall isn’t even visible beneath.

Good luck trying this one in your home living room! [Colossal]

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  1. looks like the outside of the old Dali Museum in St. Pete. when visitors would stick their admission stickers anywhere they could after their visit. It had the maintenance person constantly scraping. One of the docents suggested to provide a place to stick those unwanted stickers, a big Dali sillouette or something, but the idea was rejected by the all-knowing staff. LOL

  2. What fun! Children must be shouting with joy, not only while indulging in ‘decorating’ the pristine spaces and all of the white furniture in it but hopefully later on, trying to identify their own areas where the stickers were stuck to create this remarkable feat! Kudos to the artist for the concept as well as to the young creators.

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