Thousands Of Kids Were Given Stickers To Play With. How They Transformed This Room Is Stunning

When writer and Pop artist Yayoi Kusama was commissioned for an installation at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, most people assumed that it would have something to do with polka dots. 

So the museum curators might have been quite surprised when Kusama came up with a full-size replica of a small apartment, all in crisp, clean white.

But Kusama added one more thing: a sheet of polka dot stickers. 


Then she opened the room up to the children visiting the gallery and invited them to go nuts.

The resulting technicolor polka dot explosion piece is called "The Obliteration Room."

Kusama has been working with polka dots since the 1950s.


"A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm," she says, "Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka dots become movement ... Polka dots are a way to infinity."

They're also delightfully fun. Doesn't the look of this just make you smile?

This video shows the whole process of “The Obliteration Room.”

Credit: Yayoi Kusama​

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