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Monday, January 23rd, 2012

KAWS Appropriates Iconic Walt Disney Statue

The word is KAWS and Medicom will release their latest figure collaboration, Partners, this Saturday. This time, the artist appropriates a bronze statue of animation legend, Walt Disney , which can be found in Florida’s Disney World (souvenier miniatures of the original also exist.) Take it or leave it, KAWS seems to be commenting on his own biography, which includes a stint working for Disney’s animation studios after college. Instead of holding his character creation’s hand, as Disney was holding Mickey’s in the original, we see Companion cowering away from his creator. Our old friend markilepsy happens to be visiting the amusement park right now with his family, and quickly snapped this for us:

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One Response to “KAWS Appropriates Iconic Walt Disney Statue”

  1. January 23rd, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    the art collectors » Disney Riffs Legendary Saville Design said:

    […] our second story of the day involving Disney and cultural appropriation, the world’s largest mouse-based media […]

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