Damien Hirst's Mickey painting to auction for charity

Mickey, a Damien Hirst painting inspired by Disney's iconic mouse, is to auction in aid of Kids Company - a British children's charity based in London and Bristol.

Mickey Damien Hirst charity
Hirst was asked by Disney to create the image

The piece will sell at Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on February 13.

Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder and CEO of Kids Company, commented: "Maltreated children often feel very alone. Having been victimised, they lose their sense of power and potency.

"In cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse they find a friend, sometimes a protector and the hope that one day they'll leave the harm they have endured.

"Damien Hirst to the children of Kids Company has been a genuine hero. He has mobilised resources to help transform lives by offering children a brighter future."

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