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The Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama will create a mirrored installation for the city's Elizabeth line as part of the Crossrail Art Programme

Known for her whimsical polka-dot designs exploring the theme of infinity, famed artist Yayoi Kusama will construct her first permanent U.K. sculpture installation on London’s Elizabeth railway line this December. Kusama is one of the latest artists to be announced of the nine whom the city’s Crossrail Art Programme has chosen to create art for the new line.

The outdoor sculpture, entitled “Infinite Accumulation,” will comprise a series of mirrored steel spheres connected by curving rods to create an arching structure that appears to float above passersby. The design is reminiscent of Kusama’s polka dot themes in her previous works, particularly in her exhibit Festival of Life at New York City’s David Zwirner gallery last fall. Overall, the addition of Kusama’s art to London’s new Liverpool Street station serves to “cement London’s place as a global capital for arts and culture,” said Sir Terry Morgan, Crossrail chairman.

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Lead Image: Yayoi Kusama via Crossrail

Known for her whimsical polka-dot designs exploring the theme of infinity, famed artist Yayoi Kusama will construct her first permanent U.K. sculpture installation on London’s Elizabeth railway line this December. Kusama is one of the latest artists to be announced of the nine whom the city’s Crossrail Art Programme has chosen to create art for the new line.

The outdoor sculpture, entitled “Infinite Accumulation,” will comprise a series of mirrored steel spheres connected by curving rods to create an arching structure that appears to float above passersby. The design is reminiscent of Kusama’s polka dot themes in her previous works, particularly in her exhibit Festival of Life at New York City’s David Zwirner gallery last fall. Overall, the addition of Kusama’s art to London’s new Liverpool Street station serves to “cement London’s place as a global capital for arts and culture,” said Sir Terry Morgan, Crossrail chairman.