Attached to the mouse; Disney and contemporary art

Attached to the mouse; Disney and contemporary art

Attached to the mouse; Disney and contemporary art.

Crawford, Holly.

Univ. Press of America

2006

212 pages

$24.95

Paperback

NC1766

Examining the artistic appropriation of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and other Disney images, Crawford (director of the AC Institute, “for the documentation and understanding of art”) explores the motivations and strategies revealed by artists’ use of these images in their works. She focuses on three major elements: appropriation as an iconic, humorous reference to popular culture; appropriation due to nostalgic, psychological attachment to the images; and appropriation as a form of marketing strategy. She sets these artistic strategies within the context of the historical development of the Disney Company and its own use of the images.

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