The Old And The Weak / Die Alten und die Kranken
2004 - sticker on front door of the Goethe Institute of Athens

When i made this drawing Mickey Mouse (born 1928) just had it's 75th anniversary. He's always been one of my least liked figures by Disney since he's so super serious, overly smart, always in control and somewhat uncool.

The ancient greek considered the owl to be the bird of wisdom. As Burghart Schmidt lays out in the introduction to the exhibitions catalog (*), wisdom is not smartness, it's something far more original, it's not about being able to add things up, it's an understanding coming from deep within.

(*) David Borchers, "emporter des femmes a paris", Frankfurt 2004, ISBN 3-921 997-48-8

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