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Damien Hirst, Mickey & Minnie, 2016

Artist: Damien Hirst (1965 - )
Title:Mickey & Minnie (Small), 2016
Medium:Screenprint with glitter
Image:34.3 x 27.6 in (87 x 70 cm)
Sheet:34.3 x 27.6 in (87 x 70 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 150 on the verso.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Damien Hirst (Bristol, 1965-) and stamped with the artist’s seal on the verso.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition
ID #W-7417
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Historical Description

Damien Hirst Mickey & Minnie, 2016 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, 2016 is a way to recapture that feeling in adulthood.

Created in 2016, 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 150 on the verso; published by Other Criteria.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Damien Hirst Mickey & Minnie (Small), 2016 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Damien Hirst Mickey & Minnie (Small), 2016 presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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