ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO SHOWS OFF THE YAYOI KUSAMA INFINITY ROOM IT’S CROWDFUNDING TO BUY

More than 3,000 people have contributed to campaign to buy new installation from renowned Japanese artist

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The AGO has been crowdfunding to purchase an infinity mirrored room from artist Yayoi Kusama. On Thursday, it's giving potential donors their first glimpse of the art installation, LET'S SURVIVE FOREVER, which is set to arrive in Toronto in spring 2019. (Art by Yayoi Kusama/Photo by Maris Hutchinson of EPW Studio/Submitted by AGO)

LET’S SURVIVE FOREVER.

That’s the name of the infinity mirrored room the Art Gallery of Ontario plans to purchase from world-renowned artist Yayoi Kusama with the help of an ongoing crowdfunding campaign. And yes, it’s always spelled in all-caps, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) said.

More than 3,000 people have chipped in a contribution to permanently acquire the brand new Kusama installation, even though they hadn’t seen it until now.

The artwork itself costs $2 million, with $1 million of the price tag paid for by the Art Gallery of Ontario Foundation. With one more week to go, the month-long crowdfunding campaign to raise the remainder sits at nearly $413,000, as of midday Friday.

The AGO says it’s hoping more people donate on next week’s “Giving Tuesday,” a day devoted to donations following “Black Friday” shopping.

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