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THE LITTLE MERMAID: A FAIRTY TALE OF INFINITY AND LOVE FOREVER
Hans Christian Andersen, Yayo Kusama

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2016
Hardcover
96 pages
48 illustrations
ISBN: 9788792877598

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Paired with Hans Christian Andersen's original text, the densely patterned, undulating line drawings of Kusama's Love Forever series (2004-7) conjure up storms in the roiling waves of the ocean, the Little Mermaid's vast underwater kingdom and her longing to live in the human world. Kusama's fertile, endlessly repeating forms are an ideal match for the poetic and disturbing universe evoked in the fairy tale; the result is a true collaboration. Kusama's drawings both illustrate and interpret Andersen's story, bringing it to terrifying life, and Andersen's words lend narrative content to Kusama's landscapes of unblinking eyes, curling tendrils and disembodied profiles.

 

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