Inspired by Grimms’ Fairy Tales



Renowned and emerging contemporary artists reimagine Grimms’ tales with paint, photography, performance, video, & text

MacArthur Fellows Carrie Mae Weems and Anna Schuleit Haber give insightful perspectives on “Snow White” and “The Story of Schlauraffenland,” artist Kiki Smith, one of Time‘s 100 People Who Shape Our World, and National Geographic Emerging Explorer DJ Spooky both provide fresh takes on “Little Red Riding Hood,” Guggenheim Award winner Lothar Osterburg reimagines Maid Maleen’s tower, Turner Prize Nominee Yinka Shonibare MBE offers an iconic image for “The Ditmarsch Tall Tale,” and Fulbright winners Siona Benjamin, Margaret Lanzetta, and David Packer provide a new lens to view the stories “Snow White” and “Snow White and Rose Red.” Additionally, 20 other established and emerging artists have contributed artworks for our readers to marvel over.

We are especially lucky to have an introduction to this new Grimms’ collection penned by Booker short-listed and New York Times bestselling writer Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, The Jane Austen Book Club, Black Glass, and more. As writer Michael Chabon observed, “No contemporary writer creates characters more appealing, or examines them with greater acuity and forgiveness, than she does.”

The contemporary artwork in Mirror Mirrored is the cornerstone of our project and breathes new life into these tales that were collected more than 200 years ago but have just as much relevance today as when they were first written down. We hope, by combining these timeless stories with a new generation of artists, to create a book that will be treasured and passed down from the readers to their children and grandchildren, just as the Grimms’ tales have been passed down through the generations.

Simen Johan
Simen JohanThe Duration of Life
Kiki Smith
Kiki SmithLittle Red Cap
Yinka Shonibare MBE
Yinka Shonibare MBE The Ditmarsh Tale of Wonders
Tomokazu Matsuyama
Tomokazu MatsuyamaHow Six Men Got On In The World
Walter Martin & Paloma Muñoz
Walter Martin & Paloma MuñozThe Two Travelers
Carrie Mae Weems
Carrie Mae WeemsLittle Snow White
Amy Cutler
Amy CutlerThe Three Little Men in the Woods
Rachel Perry
Rachel PerryThe Girl Without Hands
Anna Schuleit Haber
Anna Schuleit HaberThe Story of Schlaraffenland
Wangechi Mutu
Wangechi MutuRumpelstiltskin
Joseph Keckler
Joseph KecklerThe Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was
DJ Spooky
DJ SpookyLittle Red Cap
John Kelly
John KellyIron John
David Packer
David PackerSnow White and Rose Red
Julia Jacquette
Julia JacquetteRapunzel
Lothar Osterburg
Lothar OsterburgMaid Maleen
Anna Von Mertens
Anna Von MertensThe Star Coins
Corwin Levi
Corwin LeviThe Shepherd Boy
Stephanie Williams
Stephanie WilliamsHans My Hedgehog
Margaret Lanzetta
Margaret LanzettaSnow White and Rose Red
Agustin Lucho Pozo
Agustin Lucho PozoThe Singing Bone
Debra M. Smith
Debra M. SmithThe Tailor in Heaven
Angus McCullough
Angus McCulloughClever Hans
Anne Connell
Anne ConnellThe Goose-Girl at the Well
Siona Benjamin
Siona BenjaminLittle Snow White
Sarah Fagan
Sarah FaganThe Golden Key
Pam Rogers
Pam RogersThe Juniper Tree
Brittany De Nigris
Brittany De NigrisThe Moon
Karen Joy Fowler
Karen Joy FowlerIntroduction
Remixed Vintage Grimms' illustrations
Remixed Vintage Grimms' illustrationsPrints Available Now

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For this forthcoming, limited, first-edition, hardbound collection of 25 Grimms’ tales, 28 contemporary artists reimagine these classic stories, and over 1000 vintage Grimms’ illustrations are remixed into the story text. Yumiko Blackwell provides a newly tuned version of Margaret Hunt’s classic translation, and best-selling author Karen Joy Fowler pens a beautiful introduction to the volume. 


Mirror Mirrored Cover