The Little Mermaid book, by Yayoi Kusama and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

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p. 50-51 detail from AFTER THE PARTY, 2005 © LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART & YAYOI KUSAMA, 2016

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art’s chief designer, Marie d’Origny, has designed a new edition of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, featuring illustrations by Yayoi Kusama.

Most of the black and white illustrations are from Kusama’s Love Forever series, drawn between 2004 and 2007, but she has also produced several new pictures for the edition.

Specially selected paper types have also been sourced in collaboration with paper supplier, Antalis.

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50-51 detail from AFTER THE PARTY, 2005 © LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART & YAYOI KUSAMA
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32-33 detail from WAVES, 2007 © LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART & YAYOI KUSAMA, 2016
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66-67 detail from FLOWER PETALS, 2005 © LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART & YAYOI KUSAMA
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6-7 detail from DAYS OF YOUTH, 2007 © LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART & YAYOI KUSAMA, 2016

All illustrations are from the series Love Forever, 2004-2007 © YAYOI KUSAMA, 2016