Both Judd and Stella purchased works from Kusama's first exhibition of paintings in New York in 1959. Judd, a critic for ARTnews at the time, reviewed the show with a great deal of enthusiasm: "the effect [of Kusama's Infinity Net] is both complex and simple. Essentially it is produced by the interaction of the two close somewhat parallel planes... at points merging at the surface... and at others diverging slightly but powerfully."