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If Damien Hirst is revving up to consume the art world with his dot paintings later this month, the Queen of Dotted Art, Yayoi Kusama, is proving once again that her dots have a certain youthful joy that the British mega-art star could only aspire to.
Kusama has given young visitors to an Australian museum in the state of Queensland the chance to create art by placing multicolored dots in a pristine white room.
Entitled the “Obliteration Room,” the installation is colorful and visually mesmerizing. I’m not quite sure how the kids got up to the ceiling to place those suckers but let’s assume they found a way (or a parent) to reach that high. Visit Colossal, which has more lovely photos from the installation.
This isn’t the first time Kusama’s dots have inspired children. One of our most popular posts in 2011 was a video shows a young museum goer having a blast in Kusama’s dotted room at the Mattress Factory museum in Pittsburgh.
Yayoi Kusama: Look Now, See Forever is on display at Queensland, Australia’s Gallery of Modern Art until March 11, 2012.
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