Mickey Mouse has inspired many world-renowned artists. Damien Hirst is one of them. British controversial artist pays homage to the most famous mouse depicting him in the style of the artist’s trademark dots – in black, red and yellow. This artwork, rendered on canvas with gloss paint will be auctioned for the Kids Company charity, which helps inner-city children and teens, at Christie’s in London on February 13.
“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,” Hirst wrote on his site. “I hope people love it, because it is still instantly recognisable – Mickey is such a universal and powerful icon.”
Mickey’ will be on display for public viewing as part of Christie’s auction’s pre-sale exhibition from Saturday 8 February.
Carlotta Saltini, Vice President, Marketing, Mickey Mouse and Friends, for 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. We’re also thrilled that this collaboration will benefit vulnerable children and young people.”