Damien Hirst does Mickey Mouse for charity

Damien Hirst Mickey Damien Hirst does Mickey Mouse for charity

Damien Hirst has reinterpreted Mickey in his recognisable spots style to raise money for the Kids Company charity.
The painting, which is nearly two metres tall by a metre wide, is painted on canvas with gloss paint and will be listed in Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction.

Hirst has long-supported the charity which offers support to vulnerable inner-city children and young people. He said,

“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.”

“Mickey” will be on view to the public as part of Christie’s auction’s pre-sale exhibition from Saturday 8th February.

About Mark Westall

Mark Westall is the founder and editor of FAD, a curation of the world’s most interesting culture, and Creative Director of FAD Agency, a strategy & creative agency working with brands to solve business problems using cultural tools. In 2008 following his passion for art he founded what has grown to become FAD FAD is internationally recognized as a key figure within the emerging and contemporary art world, and has been selected as official partner by organizations as diverse as Moving Image, Volta and Christie’s. In addition Mark is a columnist for City Magazine.

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