So I think I’m going to look into this disney thing more. Alan made an interesting point about both the age of the Fountain and the age of mickey mouse being quite similar. It will be interesting to see the comparisons. However, the are slightly different ages, fountain was made in 1917 and mickey mouse was created in 1928 as my brooch does indeed say.
I may look into other art at the time of 1928 in order to draw direct comparisons.
An artist who was born the day before steamboat willie, mickey’s debut (18th November, 1928), was Armand Pierre Arman. Arman tended to deal in multiples of the same object as so:
He was also very interested in the deconstruction of objects such as this case in his violin. This kind of reminds me of Braque and the cubists but it may be completely irrelevant.
I believe maybe he was referencing Braque’s work? He liked to reference artists, even the way he signed was reminiscent of Van Gogh’s signature.
Arman signed with his first name as an ode to Vincent Van Gogh who also signed as his first name.
Mickey Mouse’s first appearance was actually in Plane Crazy, but this was a silent film with a soundtrack added in Decmber of that year. It aired on May 15th, 1928 almost six months after Steamboat Willie. Wladyslaw Hasior was born a day before. Supposedly he was a famous Polish sculptor but there isn’t much information on him on the web.
I would maybe research him more, but I really feel he is irrelevant to this project, and I also amn’t intregued by his works.
OH OH OH!! The treachery of images was made by Magritte in this time!! EXCITED
Its a series of paintings depicting several things, the most famous being “ceci n’est pas une pipe” One of Magritte’s most famous paintings:
So this piece of work was being made around the time of Steamboat Willie and Plane Crazy.
Its also the same time as Salvador Dali. Maybe trip down to waxwork museum is necessary.
Yeah thats a nice picture too and it was done in the same time as well.
But what is the relation to money and art? What is the value?
If i take a trip to the modern art gallery and get a picture of me beside a piece of work done in 1928 then I can directly compare it to disney.
Steamboat Willie (notice the bit where mickey plays with the pigs nipples, that was cut out in disneyland.
Also my favourite disney cartoon