By Deborah Vankin
Blame it on Katy Perry. Or maybe Adele.
The popularity of Yayoi Kusama’s trippy, immersive Infinity Mirror Rooms — which both pop stars have Instagrammed and which subsequently became selfie magnets on social media internationally — has reached a feverish peak.
Six of the rooms anchor the exhibition “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,” opening Saturday at the Broad museum, each chamber no larger than a modest storage shed and equipped with mirrors, lights and sculptural objects. But as the exhibition has traveled from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., to the Seattle Art Museum and now L.A., these Infinity Mirror Rooms have generated “Hamilton”-scale hype every step of the way.
Photography: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times