Disney and Virgil Abloh Securities unite on colourful six-foot-tall Mickey Mouse sculpture

‘Virgil was always a huge fan of Disney,’ says COO of Virgil Abloh Securities Athi Selvendran on the reveal of a new six-foot-tall Mickey Mouse sculpture, inspired by Abloh’s artworks of the cartoon mouse created for CHAOS magazine in 2018.

A riff on ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ Mickey – who appears in Walt Disney’s 1940 movie Fantasia – the artworks were first created by Abloh for the London-based magazine on the occasion of Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday. The recreation by Virgil Abloh Securities and Alaska Alaska, unveiled at London’s Royal College of Art last week, is part of another landmark anniversary – 100 years of Disney, which will see the cultural behemoth host exhibitions, concerts and special events across the year. Its colourful lattice-like design is inspired by Abloh’s metal ‘grid’ furniture, which appeared in various iterations after his first foray into the medium in 2016. Read more at Wallpaper.