Don Ken (Ghent 1956) – ORIGINAL – There’s always a bright side

not dated
Size 150 x 120 cm
Signed lower right
Mixed media on canvas titled `There’s always a bright side`
(lease) price on request

Although the work of Don Ken can be regarded as street art, he did not start his career as a member of a graffiti ‘crew’ placing ‘tags’ and ‘masterpieces’ on trains and walls, but garnered worldwide fame with his fashion photography. In these photographs, often for high-end labels, he was inspired by pop art artists such as Andy Warhol. Inspired much, Don Ken started creating his own art, using cartoon figures from Walt Disney. This soon provoked a lawsuit with a quite fortunate outcome: Don Ken is now the only artist in the world, allowed to depict Disney’s figures in art.