Disney is launching a pop-up art installation here in Los Angeles, in celebration of Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary.
The installation will be on public display at Lupetti Pizzeria from October 10 – October 23. In partnership with Disney, artist Shinique Smith is unveiling one of her iconic fabric bale works entitled, Bale Variant No. 0026 (Ode to Mickey Mouse, My First Love). The work consists of various fabrics and Mickey plush through the decades bundled into a large bale, creating a sculptural assemblage that tells the story of these cherished and celebrated objects over the years.
The installation will be on display in LA before moving to New York City where it will be on display from November 2018 – February 2019 at “Mickey: The True Original Exhibition,” a 16,000 sq. foot immersive, photo-worthy art experience inspired by Mickey’s status as a ‘true original’ and his consistent impact on art & pop culture.