Damien Hirst, Mickey (Blue Glitter) & Minnie (Pink Glitter), 2016
|Artist:||Damien Hirst (1965 - )|
|Title:||Mickey (Blue Glitter) & Minnie (Pink Glitter), 2016|
|Medium:||Screenprint with glitter|
|Edition:||Numbered from the monumental and rare edition of 50 on the verso; published by Other Criteria.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Damien Hirst (Bristol, 1965-) and stamped with the artist’s seal on the verso.|
Damien Hirst Mickey (Blue Glitter) & Minni (Pink Glitter), 2015 are bright and in your face as soon as you lay eyes on them. Mickey, backed by a brilliant blue, is made up of a series of overlapping, differently sized circles. He is a deconstructed Mikey Mouse shinning with glitter. Minnie is constructed in the same manner; made up of smaller and larger overlapping circles. She has slightly more detail for her bows on her shows and in her hair. Minnie sits on a bright pink glittery background. The two artworks pair delightfully together, two halves of the same cultural whole. The body positions of the figures also mirror one another, making them interact when placed side by side on the wall, as Mickey and Minnie should. The screenprints are playful and fun, and not the first time that artists have taken from popular culture either to make a statement, or simple to have a good time. Hirst, well known for his spot paintings, has added a twist to them here – instead of the abstract grids, Hirst has utilized the spots to create well-known and loved figures. The two childhood figures represented in such simplistic ways take on a joy of their own – they remind us of the easygoing nature of childhood and the simple pleasures that we took from it. Mickey & Minnie, 2015 is a way to recapture that feeling in adulthood.
Created in 2015, this pair of screenprints with glitter are hand signed by Damien Hirst (Bristol, 1965-) and stamped with the artist’s seal on the verso and numbered from the monumental and rare edition of 50 on the verso; published by Other Criteria.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Damien Hirst Mickey (Blue Glitter) & Minnie (Pink Glitter), 2015 presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.