Marc Jacobs and Damien Hirst have teamed up to launch a limited edition t-shirt. Based on Damien Hirst’s artwork, the t-shirt has been inspired by his painting dubbed Mickey. The exciting fashion collaboration between the two artists will be unveiled for preview on 28th November at the art publisher Other Criteria’s outlet at 458 Broome St, Soho, New York.
The new series of T-shirts will be available in black as well as white at $58 for children and at $98 for adult fans too. Marc Jacobs & Other Criteria have committed to donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this t-shirt to Kids Company.
Five years ago, one of the most influential artists of his generation was invited by Disney to develop a piece inspired by Mickey Mouse in his own unique artistic language. The outcome, a playful reinterpretation of Damien’s own signature spot paintings, was reproduced into a series of posters sold by Other Criteria.
The English artist has very well summed up his liking for Disney’s most iconic character, “The thing about Mickey is that even though he’s gone through so many shifts in form and association, he’s timeless. In a way, he means the same in the 21st Century as he did decades ago. I watched the cartoons as a kid, and my kids watched them too. He’s relevant because he’s remained so culturally ingrained and he still looks so great. The way children are entertained today has obviously changed dramatically, but kids are still kids, and love the same things.”
Watch the making of the Damien Hirst- inspired Mickey T-shirt in the below video: