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Mickey Mouse has inspired many world-renowned artists, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Claes Oldenburg. British artist Damien Hirst is the latest to follow in these famous footsteps with his very own interpretation of Disney’s best-loved character.
“Mickey” was auctioned in aid of the charity Kids Company as part of the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction, which took place at Christie’s headquarters.
Carlotta Saltini, Vice President of The Walt Disney Company EMEA says:“Damien Hirst’s “Mickey” painting is a great example of a modern, innovative and creative interpretation of the world’s most famous mouse whose never-ending appeal spans across generations of audiences.
Damien Hirst comments, "Mickey Mouse represents happiness and the joy of being a kid and I have reduced his shape down to the basic elements of a few simple spots. I hope people love it, because it is still instantly recognisable - Mickey Mouse is such a universal and powerful icon."
This piece is not the original one sold at Christie's. This is an edition of 250 that was released after the original. Signed.