For the past year, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has enjoyed a resurgence in her production of creative works. In the past year, the 87-year old artist managed to open a retrospective exhibit, launch a career in interior design, and showcase more of her trademark polka dot pieces. Now, Kusama has set her sights on the re-imagination of an old tale: The Little Mermaid.
The book will be titled The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen & Yayoi Kusama: A Fairy Tale of Infinity and Love Forever, and will feature Kusama’s abstract art style applied in a creepier context. Floating heads, sharp edges, and sinister-looking seaweed plasters the majority of the book, while Kusama stays true to her roots with the use of intense polka dots.
The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen & Yayoi Kusama: A Fairy Tale of Infinity and Love Forever will be staying true to the original version of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen and not the Disney version. Meaning of course, you can expect less singing crabs and more dark themes and death.
You can pick up your copy at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art or pre-order from Amazon here.