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Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse
Signed Print

Damien Hirst

Screenprint, 2016
Signed Print Edition of 150
H 86cm x W 69cm

Critical Review

The print is part of the Mickey Mouse series, a collection of prints, all inspired by the famous American cartoon series created by Walt Disney in 1928. Hirst was commissioned by Disney to remake Mickey Mouse in his signature artistic style. Other artists, such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Claes Oldenburg have also produced artworks inspired by the popular cartoon character.

Discussing the print, Hirst explains why he chose to compose Mickey Mouse using a variety of different sized spots. The artist elaborates: “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 is such a universal and powerful icon.”