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The late American architect Phillip Johnson’s famous Glass House in Connecticut with 1200 polka dots added to form an ‘infinity room’ entitled ‘Dots Obsession – Alive, Seeking for Eternal Hope’ by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. To wit:

My desire is to measure and to make order of the infinite, unbounded universe from my own position within it, with polka dots. – In exploring this, the single dot is my own life, and I am a single particle amongst billions. – I work with the principal themes of infinity, self-image, and compulsive repetition in objects and forms, such as the steel spheres of Narcissus Garden and the mirrored walls I have created.

Now for yeh.


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20 thoughts on “Well Spotted

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      Aye. If art needs that much explaining, I think the drawingboard needs to be gone back to.

  1. forfeckssake

    I’m skeptical about this. The artist doesn’t actually travel due to severe psychological problems she lives in a special building of her own within the grounds of a mental institution. I suspect this may be more the work of someone who manages her affairs than of the artist herself.

      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        I just saw your name now.

        I’m backing away slowly…
        Please NEVER reply.
        Thank you.

  2. RiderOnTheStorm

    art with a capital ‘F’

    ‘Infinity room’ my artse – the red dots limit in in the exact opposite to what Johnson achieved with the glass box.

    What next, blackout curtains?

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      Who cares about ‘next’…
      What about after that..?
      – People with very limited amount of creativity and a severe lack of crediblity or self-awareness are going to be posting reactionary stuff that nobody cares about, and naming themselves after Door songs.

      People are strange.

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