05 DEC 2018: The Art Gallery of Ontario says it now has the money it needs to buy a $2-million Infinity Mirror room by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The exhibit features mirrored orbs suspended from the ceiling and arranged on the ground. The Toronto gallery says its online crowdfunding campaign raised a substantial amount of funds.

The crowdfunding campaign raised $651,183 from more than 4,700 donors. That's about half of the $1.3-million target it had set for the month-long campaign.

The rest of the money comes from the David Yuile & Mary Elizabeth Hodgson Fund, held in the AGO Foundation.

Before the campaign, the fund provided $1 million for the piece.

After the campaign, the same fund covered the balance remaining, which included an extra $300,000 to cover publicity and installation costs.

Kusama's Instagram-friendly contemporary art drew more than 169,000 visitors to an AGO exhibition last spring.

The gallery says it is buying a mirrored room, “Let’s Survive Together.”

Other permanent infinity room installations are:

•    Infinity Dots Mirrored Room (1996) Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

•    You Who Are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies (2005) Phoenix Are Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

•    Gleaming Lights of the Souls (2008) Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

•    The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away (2013) The Broad, LA, California

•    Phalli’s Field (1965/2016) Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam Netherlands

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