Yayoi Kusama is one of the most popular contemporary artists, and she really broke through here at home when Louisiana showed the big exhibition with her in 2015. In connection with the exhibition, Louisiana published The Little Mermaid with Kusama's illustrations.
"HC Andersen is a dream born in my heart", Kusama has said about her relationship with the Danish author. The illustrations are taken from Kusama's series Love Forever from 2004-2007, supplemented by a couple of completely new images drawn for the book. The text in the Danish edition is a completely new, revised language version overseen by the leading Andersen expert Johan de Mylius. In the interaction between the classic fairy tale and Kusama's drawings, new readings of HC Andersen's knowledge of humanity are opened up.
Published by Louisiana in 2016