HEY MICKEY

HEY MICKEY

Disney's bad boy makes a comeback

by KOD Staff

Brainchild of Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse started his career named, Mortimer. A savvy name change and a lead role in ‘Steamboat Willie’ meant that by the 50s, Mickey was a superstar with his own theme park, comic strip and television show.

When this tiny mouse made its debut back in 1928, he was the Bart Simpson of his day. Infused with the dark side of humanity, he was the bad boy who got info fights, played pranks and was aggressive with Minnie. This was not an innocent cheerleader of The Mickey Mouse Club -  he was about having fun and being bad

We know Mickey as a beacon of cute, childlike innocence as well as a mascot for consumerism bred by big business. The tension between the two sides of Mickey’s persona continues to fascinate us even today.

MiKeith Haring, 'Andy Mouse', 1986

Keith Haring, 'Andy Mouse', 1986

Commes Des Garcons, FW13

Commes Des Garcons, FW13

Billie Lynn, 'Dead Mouse', 2003

Billie Lynn, 'Dead Mouse', 2003

Banksy, 'Napal', 2004

Banksy, 'Napal', 2004

Roy Lichtenstein, 'Look Mickey', 1961

Roy Lichtenstein, 'Look Mickey', 1961

Marc Philbert, 'The Annemara Post', Glamour Magazine

Marc Philbert, 'The Annemara Post', Glamour Magazine

Andy Warhol, Mickey Mouse, 1981

Andy Warhol, Mickey Mouse, 1981

Edouard Paolozzi, 'Meet the People', 1948

Edouard Paolozzi, 'Meet the People', 1948

Cara Delevingne for Love Magazine, 2013

Cara Delevingne for Love Magazine, 2013

Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood

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