In 2007 a new and larger mermaid sculpture was added a few hundred yards from the famous statue of The Little Mermaid by Edvard Eriksen. Eleven years later, in 2018, it was moved to the private island of Dragør Fort. map
While the more famous mermaid statue is about 5' tall, the new mermaid sculpture is over 13' tall, and weighs more than 14 tonnes. It was designed and commissioned by restaurateur Peter Bech, and was meant to be BIG in contrast to the famous LITTLE mermaid.
Bigger in terms of height and weight, and with larger breasts. But it never achieved the iconic status and stature of the smaller famous sculpture, or recognition as great art.
The original close proximity to The Little Mermaid was likely a bit of a sore point for some, as The Little Mermaid has stood the test of time for more than 100 years as an admired piece of art, as a beloved tourist attraction and almost as a mascot for Copenhagen and Denmark – and Hans Christian Andersen's literary legacy.
● The Little Mermaid (Copenhagen, Denmark)
● The Mermaids of Earth coffee-table book: See page 20 in the book about this sculpture.