A Look at the ‘Festival of Life’ Exhibit New Yorkers Have Been Waiting On Line for Hours to See

NBC New York's Lauren Scala got to check out Yayoi Kusama's "Festival of Life"exhibit for herself.

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There's a good chance you've seen a photo similar to this one on your Instagram feed lately. The installation is part of Yayoi Kusama's "Festival Of Life & Infinity Mirrors" exhibit at the David Zwirner gallery. The room is called "Lonely for Eternity" and has been described by David Zwirner Gallery Senior Partner Hanna Schouwink as "infinite in every sense of the word."
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The limited-time exhibit is drawing huge crowds. The wait ranges anywhere from two to four hours. The exhibit will be open through Dec. 16, 2017.
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Another popular installation, especially on Instagram, is the "Let's Survive Forever" infinity room. Schouwink has called it "the draw of this exhibition." "In one minute you can connect with eternity, your own mortality, with the infiniteness of the universe," Schouwink said.
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“With All My Love for the Tulips, I Pray Forever” is also on display at the David Zwirner gallery. The all-white room features three large sculptures of tulips, which, like the room itself, are covered with red dots. The sculptures blend in completely. "It looks like a painting when you first see it, then you walk in and it turns into this three-dimensional phenomenon," Schouwink said.
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Various Yayoi Kusama works are also available for purchase at the exhibit. You can inquire about the paintings on the gallery's website.
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