Mickey: The True Original Exhibition will open in New York City from November 8 to February 10, with Mickey Mouse-inspired projects from a variety of contemporary artists. The 16,000-square-foot exhibition will include interactive multi-sensory experiences and photo ops to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary.
Los Angeles-based designer and creative director Darren Romanelli brought together a team of contemporary artists to showcase Mickey Mouse in different mediums and formats.
Some of the participants include:
- Tanya Aguiñiga: Wall weaving created from plush ears, blankets, and textiles.
- Daniel Arsham: “Hiding Mickey” protruding wall sculpture based on his work in surreal sculptures.
- Katherine Bernhardt: Large wall mural 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 a recycled wood canvas inspired by The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Disney’s Fantasia.
- James Jean: Framed photograph prints and hand-drawn illustrations of his Mickey and Minnie Mouse figurine collaboration.
- London Kaye: Floor-to-ceiling crochet installation inspired by Disney’s classic short, The Band Concert.
- Oliver Payne: 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.
- PEACEMINUSONE: Colorful Mickey Mouse print that will be emerging from behind a layer of dry wall.
- Brian Roettinger: Comic-inspired ink graphic wall inspired by Mickey Mouse comic strips.
- Keiichi Tanaami: Pop-art print framed using wood and crushed glass.
- Darren Romanelli, aka DRx: 3000 percent Be@rbrick wrapped in reconstructed vintage Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse tees and sweatshirts.
- Amanda Ross-Ho: Oversized classic Mickey ringer T-shirt.
- Kenny Scharf: Mickey Mouse classic wristwatch-inspired, neon-infused “Cosmic Cavern.”
- Shinique Smith: Bale sculpture made from classic Mickey plush and textile.
Tickets are available for $38 per person at disney.com/mickeytrueoriginal.