The Glass House Unveils Yayoi Kusama's “Dots Obsession-Alive, Seeking for Eternal Hope”

 The Glass House in n New Canaan, Connecticut has unveiled the third part of its collaboration with famed Japanese artists Yayoi Kusama. 

Having previously taken over the garden and pond surrounding the house with her Narcissus Garden installation (first created in Venice in 1962) followed by the installation of an enormous, recently created pumpkin sculpture in steel, Kusama has now covered the Glass House with her infinity polka dots, offering visitors a view of Philip Johnson’s design through her eyes.

The site-specific “Dots Obsession-Alive, Seeking for Eternal Hope” consists of more than 1,200 low-tack-adhesive vinyl circles in three sizes (12cm, 18cm, and 25cm) applied to the walls and doors on all four facades of the Glass House.

Applied internally to maintain the reflective surface of the glass, the red polka dots contrast with the greenery surrounding the house and cast shadows on the floor and furniture inside.

The installation will remain until September 26.