Bruce Helander (b.1947-)
Macy's Mickey Mouse, ca. 1934 (Blue), 2018
Acrylic embellished with Glitter and Spray Paint on canvas
79 x 55 inches
Macy’s Mickey Mouse celebrates that historic first appearance in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan. In this composition numerous crew members (with MM hats) hang on for dear life during an early morning unexpected windstorm that almost sent Mickey to the heavens.
Bruce Helander is one of the best-known artists in Florida, as well as, a nationally recognized artist whose work is in over fifty museum permanent collections, including the Whitney, Guggenheim and Metropolitan. He is a member of the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, an accolade he shares with artists Rauschenberg and Rosenquist, among others.
Helander received a master’s degree in fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design and is a former White House Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and a a four-time grant winner of the New York Foundation for the Arts
He has exhibited his work in over 200 solo exhibitions around the world including London, Paris, Venice, Stockholm, Dubai, Moscow, Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles, among others.