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.