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Yayoi Kusama’s Hallucinatory Tulips

Yayoi Kusama’s Hallucinatory Tulips

Shown for the first time in Los Angeles at the Marciano Art Foundation, 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 bring an immersive and almost hallucinatory experience for the viewer. The scale of this installation is huge; her work spans 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.

If you weren’t one of the lucky 90,000 people who were able to brave those long lines to see Kusama’s Infinity Room at The Broad Museum (or if you were just sick of seeing the same damn photo of everyone and their moms taking selfies in the Infinity Room), this might be your chance to experience the magic of her obsessive, sensory, and utopian works without the chaos of large crowds. And social media influencers.

Even still, we think that Yayoi Kusama’s works are a metamorphic experience that every person should experience at least once in their lifetime. Though it does make us feel better to know that The Marciano is aiming to provide an experience for only up to 15-20 guests at ta time, while also limiting the total overall number of guests in the museum as well.

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