This edition of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale The Little Mermaid has been lovingly crafted by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. The Museum collaborated with Yayoi Kusama to produce this beautiful book. The illustrations are taken from Kusama’s series “Love Forever” with additional new illustrations produced specially for this project. 

“The interaction between the classic fairy tale and Kusama’s drawings open for new readings and a current understanding of the depth of the Hans Christian Andersen's knowledge of human nature.”

If you are not familiar with the original text don’t expect this version to give you a warm, fuzzy feeling like the Disney adaption. The original story is vastly different and evokes a sinister world. Regardless of the ominous tone throughout it is still a story of true love and the choices we make to obtain such love and happiness.

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