“Dots Obsession - Love Transformed into Dots,”  was part of “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors" exhibit, which this week wrappd up its three-month residency at the High Museum of Art . The show included six “infinity rooms” and numerous new works by the 89-year-old artist, who remains active in her Tokyo studio. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Infinity Mirrors: Kusama by the numbers

The “Infinity Mirrors” exhibit at the High Museum of Art is over, the numbers are in, and the show was, by most measures, off the chain.

Stalwart art lovers camped out overnight for tickets. Thousands waited in virtual queues during online sales. For some people, trying to get a ticket was more like Infinity Wars than Infinity Mirrors.

But those who scored a chance to walk through this Instagram heaven seemed happier than the average Charlie in a chocolate factory.

(Speaking of chocolate, the organizers of “Candytopia,” which opened Feb. 8 at Lenox Marketplace, seem to have captured some of that same social media energy.)

Here, according to the High’s accounting, are some of the statistics connected to the Kusama show, which ended Feb. 17:

Likes on Instagram: 207,528

Stickers in the “Obliteration” room: 835,000

Video views on social media: 536,012

Marriage proposals: More than six, and one officiated marriage.

Socks sold in the museum’s gift shop: 10,000 pairs

Tickets sold: 136,000

 Volunteer hours worked: 1,842

School visits:  6,800

Here are some of the statistics -- supplied by the High Museum of Art -- generated by their epochal exhibit, “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,” which wrapped up a five-month residency Sunday. CONTRIBUTED: HIGH MUSEUM OF ART

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