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Yayoi Kusama Reinterprets 'The Little Mermaid' with Her Magical Polka Dots

The 87-year-old artist retells the fairy tale with her surrealist drawings.

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Yayoi Kusama Reinterprets 'The Little Mermaid' with Her Magical Polka Dots

The 87-year-old artist retells the fairy tale with her surrealist drawings.

After the opening of her retrospective at London’s Victoria Miro, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama now teams up with the Lousiana Museum of Modern Art to create a new version of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. Accompanied by a selection of her imaginative black and white ink drawings, such as her “Love Forever” series (2004-2007), the famous children’s story gets a fantastical updated reinterpretation. You can expect to see a lot of Kusama’s favorite symbols, including her signature polka dots, abstract eyes, as well as feminine profiles from the upcoming illustrated book.

Scheduled to launch on July 26, preview Kusama’s new book The Little Mermaid: A Fairy Tale of Infinity and Love Forever in the gallery above. You can also head over here to learn about the artist’s previous works.

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