Friday, September 30, 2016
ARCHITECTURAL REDORD: Yayoi Kusama’s 'Dots Obsession' Closes at Philip Johnson’s Glass House
The Glass House is polka-dotted no more, as Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s month-long installation, Dots Obsession – Alive, Seeking for Eternal Hope, at the New Canaan landmark has drawn to a close.
From the beginning of the month through September 26, more than 1,200 red vinyl circles adorned exterior walls of the late architect Philip Johnson’s fully-glazed house—which, together with the other structures and buildings on the property, forms a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Dots Obsession coincided with the 10th season of tours at the Glass House and the 110th anniversary of Johnson’s birth—a fact that, according to staff, spurred some observers of the lighthearted work to comment that “the Glass House has its party hat on.”
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