Jim Shore Disney Traditions – Mickey and Minnie 85th Anniversary – Sharing Memories Figurine
Design: Mickey and Minnie 85th Anniversary – Sharing Memories
Measurement(s): Height 16.5cm x Width 9.5cm x Length 12.7cm
Material(s): stone resin
Artist: Jim Shore
2013 marks the 85th Anniversary of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. To celebrate this significant milestone, Jim Shore created a sentimental sculpture featuring American’s sweet hearts as they reminisce their early beginnings. Features an anniversary back stamp. Packed in a branded gift box. Unique variations should be expected as this product is hand painted. Not a toy or children’s product. Intended for adults only.
Jim Shore grew up in rural South Carolina, the son of artistic parents who instilled a love of the traditional imagery of American folk art. His grandmother was a master quilter who taught him an appreciation for the patience and skill required to bring intricate designs to life. Jim drew inspiration from these roots. “”There’s an innocence, a purity in the designs found in early American art, particularly in quilts. These were masterpieces designed by artists driven to create. I collect quilts dating back over 150 years and when I look at the level of skill and creativity I am constantly amazed. It’s high art from everyday, often humble surroundings.”” Initially Jim pursued his art where and when he could. He studied engineering and received a degree in business, not art. He supported his young family as an engineer, honing his skills as a sculptor and painter in his spare time.