Attached to the Mouse: Disney and Contemporary Art by Holly CrawfordAttached to the Mouse: Disney and Contemporary Art by Holly Crawford

Attached to the Mouse: Disney and Contemporary Art

byHolly Crawford

Paperback | August 2, 2006

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The Mouse and the Duck are celebrities created by Disney through its new art form, the animated cartoon. Using various outlets including mass-media, television, and theme parks, Disney made the Mouse an icon of corporate success and American culture. From Pop art to the present day, more than a hundred artists have incorporated the Mouse's image, humor, and nostalgia into their work. HOW AND WHY? Attached to the Mouse is the first art history analyzing use of Disney imagery by such contemporary artists as Lichtenstein, Oldenburg, Warhol, Chagoya, Thiebaud, Helnwein, Boltanski, Dion, and Pensato. This book explores the impact of Disney, including artists' economic and psychological motivations, on contemporary art. Links to: Author's Website and Author's Blog for Attached to the Mouse
Holly Crawford is an artist, art historian, and the Director of AC Institute. She received her Ph.D. in Art History and Theory from the University of Essex, United Kingdom, an M.A. Economics and M.S.P.H. in Behavioral Science from UCLA and she is a nonclinical Fellow at NYU Medical School Psychoanalytic Center.
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Title:Attached to the Mouse: Disney and Contemporary ArtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:194 pages, 9 × 6.42 × 0.69 inPublished:August 2, 2006Publisher:UPALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0761834745

ISBN - 13:9780761834748

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgements Part 3 Introduction Chapter 4 1. The Mouse: Debut, Copyright and Reference Chapter 5 2. Artist and the Mouse: Humor, Attachment and the Gambit Chapter 6 3. It all Started With a Mouse Chapter 7 4. Nostalgia Mouse Chapter 8 5. Next Stop Main Street Disneyland Chapter 9 6. Love and Hate Chapter 10 7. Portraits and the Mickeyfield Chapter 11 8. It's a Grim(m) World After All Chapter 12 9. Conclusions

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In her innovative book Attached to the Mouse Holly Crawford examines the appropriation of the iconic images of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck with thoughtful scholarship and spirited humor.