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Damien Hirst does Mickey Mouse for charity

January 9, 2014 ART NEWS No Comments

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.
www.kidsco.org.uk

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