Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama immortalised in wax

Waxwork museums are the perfect place for us mere mortals to grab a photo and get up close and personal with celebrities. Well, the waxwork version of them at least, which is enough for most people.

Visitors to Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong get to rub shoulders with wax versions of David Beckham, Taylor Swift, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Xi Jinping, among others. Thinking about it, Beckham, Swift, Queen Elizabeth II and Jinping would be interesting guests to invite to your dinner party.

And to add its collection, Madame Tussauds has just announced the launch of a new waxwork, “the queen of polka dots”, renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who will get her own themed zone.

The zone’s design draws from the artist’s iconic polka dots and gourd motifs, and invites visitors to experience the concept of “self-obliteration”. The Yayoi Kusama themed zone adopts yellow as the main colour with repeating black dots.

The zone will open on 3 November.

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