Suicidal Mickey by iCON (2013) / Spray paint on board /60 x 60 cm.
by iCON (2013) / Spray paint on board / 60 x 60 cm.
Suicidal Mickey is a piece from SE London’s well-loved urban street artist iCON. This is a one-of-three first run originals 2013 pieces on hardboard. This art work is notable for its manipulation of Mickey Mouse’s typically cheerful temperament, into something much darker and not at all child-friendly – much like the original comic-strip. In fact, Mickey Mouse is often used in anti-American satire, and therefore this image could be seen as an allegory of a blue and self destructive nation.