Damien Hirst playfully incorporates the visual language of his spot paintings to create his own unique interpretation of the the most famous and ubiquitous Disney character of all time, Mickey Mouse. Hirst first began creating works comprised of brightly colored spots in 1986 and has continued to produce variations on the visual motif ever since. This graphic and vibrant work combines Hirst's spots, a new addition to our popular visual culture, with a historic pop culture reference. Hirst's "Mickey" painting sold at Christie's London in February of 2014 for 1,501,663 US$, and the proceeds aided the London-based charity Kids Company.
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