Mickey Mouse (FS II.265)
MICKEY MOUSE 265 BY ANDY WARHOL
Mickey Mouse 265 is a part of ten screenprints in the Myths series that exemplify Warhol’s unerring sense for the powerful motifs of his time. Most of the images in Warhol’s Myths series are taken from 1950s television or old Hollywood films. They portray the universal view of America’s once captivating and commanding past.
MICKEY MOUSE 265 AS PART OF ANDY WARHOL’S LARGER BODY OF WORK
Other pieces included in the series are characters loved by children such as Howdy Doody, Santa Claus, as well as fictional figures like Dracula, The Wicked Witch of the West, and Uncle Sam. While each of these characters has a strong, sometimes unpleasant persona, they are distinctly separated from reality. It has been said that Warhol considered each of these characters to be facets of his personality.