By Gareth Harris
Commuters travelling on the new Elizabeth line across London will encounter major new works by Yayoi Kusama and Conrad Shawcross at Liverpool Street as part of the Crossrail art programme. Kusama will unveil her first permanent installation in the UK, entitled Infinite Accumulation, outside the station at the eastern entrance of the Elizabeth line at Broadgate. Funded by the property development company British Land, the piece comprises a series of polka dot shapes connected by undulating tubular rods.
Shawcross’s Manifold piece, a bronze work modelled on the Victorian harmonograph mechanical device, will be located outside the Moorgate entrance of the Elizabeth Line station. The work is funded by the property development company Landsec.
Image: Portrait of Yayoi Kusama
© Yayoi Kusama
Courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai; David Zwirner,
New York and Victoria Miro, London/Venice