Yayoi Kusama, Dots for Love and Peace, 2009, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand
About ‘Dots for love and peace’
Dots for Love and Peace (2009) was one of only three temporary public art projects worldwide designed by iconic Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. It was installed on the exterior architecture of City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand. Dots for Love and Peace is an intense and unexpected public artwork and reflects Kusama’s obsessive interest in repetition, pattern and color says Gallery director Paula Savage. The scale of the work is immense, covering the entire 52-metre frontage of City Gallery Wellington. Working from the 1930′s architectural drawings of the Gallery façade, Kusama created a detailed plan for the public artwork, with exact specifications of color, size and placement of each individual dot.