Andy Mouse

ANDY MOUSE

Andy series

Keith Haring’s Andy Mouse series – depicting Andy Warhol as an utterly cool, larger-than-life cartoon mouse – is a fitting homage from one Pop artist to another.

This historic encounter between Warhol and Haring brought together their mutual fascination with an “Art for Everybody,” and an admiration for Walt Disney, a man who inspired both artists. In addition, Warhol and Haring shared a fascination for icons of America. Haring grew up drawing Mickey Mouse in his notebooks and dreaming of working at Disney. He once stated that his favorite character was Minnie Mouse – “Because she can get me closer to Mickey.”

Andy Mouse – Keith Haring

By portraying Andy Warhol as a Mickey-like figure, Haring elevates his subject to American icon status; a ubiquitous piece of culture as commonplace and recognizable as Disney and the dollar bill. In brief, the work is considered highly significant in Haring’s oeuvre, well-regarded for its bold graphics, complex composition, sense of humor and postmodern references to Pop iconography.

Andy Mouse – Keith Haring

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