Look Mickey 2005


Look Mickey

Catalogue raisonné no. 675

Artist's CR 615



Oil on canvas

72 x 64 inches / 0 cm

Selected Citations and Comments

This painting refers to Roy Lichtenstein’s first essay in cartoon-based art. In his painting, Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse are fishing. Donald Duck has accidentally hooked his own rear end and is excitedly tugging at his rod – hence the caption… I have treated the soldier and the prison as though they were an anodyne part of a Disney film; perhaps Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The Iraqi is shown in the second-hand but subjective reality of half-tone.

Gerald Laing, 'Artist's Notes on War Paintings', unpublished manuscript, 2004