Yayoi Kusama  ‘All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins’ / selfie  In February 2017, a glass sculpture - one of many installed in an enclosed, mirror-lined space - was damaged while on view at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. While attempting to take a selfie, a museum visitor fell into the gleaming patch of pumpkin sculptures, stepping on and shattering one of them. The gallery was temporarily closed to the public as a replacement pumpkin was promptly procured and installed. 

Yayoi Kusama  ‘All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins’ / selfie

In February 2017, a glass sculpture - one of many installed in an enclosed, mirror-lined space - was damaged while on view at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. While attempting to take a selfie, a museum visitor fell into the gleaming patch of pumpkin sculptures, stepping on and shattering one of them. The gallery was temporarily closed to the public as a replacement pumpkin was promptly procured and installed. 

Christopher Schreck