The installation Kusama created is interactive with what she calls "Pepsi color red" dots, where the dots contrast against the beautiful landscape of New Canaan.
“We are honored to be working with Yayoi Kusama, an artist Philip Johnson both admired and collected. This exhibition playfully engages the entire site, creating a celebratory mood for Philip Johnson’s 110th birthday and the 10th year since the opening of this museum,” said Irene Shum, Curator and Collections Manager at The Glass House, when the exhibit first opened.
They were sure to send out the exhibit with a bang, with a celebration that included attendees Amy Astley, Martha Stewart, Valerie and Jean-Christophe Hermann, Lisa and Richard Perry, Nina del Rio, Lisa Dennison, Jody Pollock, Scott Drevnig, and Paul Goldberger.
Champagne was provided by Krug and the event was catered by Rosie of New Canaan. Guests moved on from the glass house to Reed and Delphine Krakoff's home in New Canaan for a seated dinner that was also catered by Rosie with Krug champagne. 50 friends of the Krakoff's were invited, and $45,000 for The Glass House Preservation Projects was raised. Sotheby's gave a notably generous donation of $10,000.
Krakoff, who sits on the advisory board of the Glass House, wanted to do something with his friends to honor the closing of the installation, as well as raise money for restoration. Glass House recently celebrated the completed restoration of their sculpture gallery.
Although the Dots Obsession Installation will no longer be on exhibit, attendees will still be able to enjoy Kusama's
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