While taking a selfie, a visitor to the Infinity Mirrors exhibition at Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC lost his footing and crashed into one of Yayoi Kusama’s signature polka-dot pumpkins. A similar sculpture sold for nearly $800k in 2015.
It happened in the All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins room, one of six immersive mirror rooms presented as a celebration of the Japanese artist’s 65-year career.
While museum spokeswoman Alison Peck confirms it was an accident and no arrests have been made. The exhibition has reopened with extra staff following the incident.