Ex­hi­bi­tion will be cel­e­brat­ing 90 years of Mickey Mouse

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BUR­BANK, Calif. (BUSI­NESS WIRE) — More than a dozen con­tem­po­rary artists in­clud­ing Daniel Ar­sham and Kather­ine Bern­hardt will de­but orig­i­nal art­work in­spired by Dis­ney’s Mickey Mouse when ‘ Mickey: The True Orig­i­nal Ex­hi­bi­tion ‘ opens in New York City on Novem­ber 8.

The 16,000-square­foot im­mer­sive ex­hi­bi­tion, which will also in­clude in­ter­ac­tive multi-sen­sory ex­pe­ri­ences, photo op­por­tu­ni­ties ga­lore and Dis­ney magic around ev­ery cor­ner, com­mem­o­rates Mickey Mouse’s 90th an­niver­sary. Los An­ge­les-based de­signer and creative di­rec­tor Dar­ren Ro­manelli has cu­rated an artis­tic team of ac­claimed con­tem­po­rary artists and up and com­ing tal­ents work­ing in var­ied medi­ums, for­mats and points of view, each in­spired by their affin­ity for Mickey Mouse and his place in pop­u­lar cul­ture. With more to be an­nounced in com­ing weeks, they in­clude:

• Tanya Aguiñiga: Wall weav­ing cre­ated from plush ears, blan­kets and tex­tiles

• Daniel Ar­sham: “Hid­ing Mickey” pro­trud­ing wall sculp­ture based off his work in sur­real sculp­tures (“Hid­ing Fig­ures”)

• Kather­ine Bern­hardt: Large for­mat wall mu­ral (36’x10’) fea­tur­ing Mickey Mouse, Min­nie Mouse and Mickey’s fa­vorite food

• Brian Bress: Video in­stal­la­tion fea­tur­ing the artist in a cus­tom graphic Mickey cos­tume draw­ing col­or­ful fig­ures

• Oliver Clegg: Oil paint­ing on re­cy­cled wood can­vas in­spired by The Sor­cerer’s Ap­pren­tice from Dis­ney’s Fan­ta­sia

• James Jean: Large, framed pho­to­graph prints and hand-drawn il­lus­tra­tions of his Mickey and Min­nie Mouse fig­urine col­lab­o­ra­tion

• Lon­don Kaye: Col­or­ful floor-to-ceil­ing cro­chet in­stal­la­tion in­spired by Dis­ney’s clas­sic short , The Band Con­cert

• Oliver Payne: Large wall prints of vin­tage pho­tographs of the Dis­ney­land® Re­sort with Mickey Mouse sticker over­lays

• Ar­i­ana Pa­pademetropou­los: Water­color paint­ing in­spired by an old photo of a Mickey Mouse fig­urine on her grand­mother’s bed­side ta­ble

• PEACE MI­NUS ONE: Col­or­ful Mickey Mouse print that will be emerg­ing from be­hind a layer of dry wall

• Brian Roet­tinger: Comic-in­spired ink graphic wall in­spired by iconic Mickey Mouse comic strips

• Kei­ichi Tanaami: – Large, psy­che­delic pop-art print framed us­ing wood and crushed glass

• Dar­ren Ro­manelli, aka DRx: A 3000 per­cent Be@rbrick wrapped in re­con­structed vin­tage Mickey Mouse and Min­nie Mouse tees and sweat­shirts

• Amanda Ross-Ho: Over­sized clas­sic Mickey ringer tee-shirt

• Kenny Scharf: Mickey Mouse clas­sic wrist­watch-in­spired, neon-in­fused “Cos­mic Cav­ern”

• Shinique Smith: Large bale sculp­ture com­posed of clas­sic Mickey plush and tex­tile

“I’m in­cred­i­bly ex­cited to bring Mickey Mouse back to New York City where Steam­boat Wil­lie pre­miered. The mo­ment be­comes even more spe­cial by be­ing able to pair art world le­gends like Kenny Scharf along­side to­day’s top emerg­ing artists in an ex­hi­bi­tion un­like any­thing we’ve ever seen,” said Ro­manelli, who is also cre­at­ing an in­stal­la­tion for the ex­hi­bi­tion. “These artists have all been touched by the magic of Dis­ney and the ex­pe­ri­ence will re­flect that through and through. I can’t wait for the world to see it all come to life.”


Leg­endary artist Kenny Scharf’s Mickey Mouse clas­sic wrist­watch-in­spired, neon-in­fused “Cos­mic Cav­ern” will be on dis­play at “Mickey: The True Orig­i­nal Ex­hi­bi­tion” in New York.

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