28 November 2014
Other Criteria and Marc Jacobs are selling this exclusive limited edition design which is available for adults in either washed black or white, and for kids in white. All proceeds will go to Kids Company, a UK charity Hirst has long supported. It is estimated that the profit from the sale of the t-shirt will raise in excess of £100,000 for the charity. Based in London and established in 1996, Kids Company provides practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children and young people. In Christie’s February 2014 auction in London, the original artwork (on which the t-shirt is based) sold for £902,500 with all the proceeds going to Kids Company.
Hirst comments, "Mickey Mouse represents happiness and the joy of being a kid and I have reduced his shape down to the basic elements of a few simple spots. I hope people love it, because it is still instantly recognisable - Mickey is such a universal and powerful icon." Find out more about Hirst's work with Kids Company.