Gérard Rancinan: Head of Mickey is a photographic print edition by Gérard Rancinan, published by The Future Tense to celebrate the opening of its ‘Wonderful World’ exhibition.

Sized and priced at a more accessible level for the renowned French photographer – holder of the auction record for a living French photographer – Head of Mickey marks the first time an edition has been published outside of his main large-scale series.

Printed in Paris by Laboratoire Cyclope Photographique, Head of Mickey was derived from a prop used in the 2011 ‘Salome in Wonderland’ work. Salome was the daughter of Herod II and Herodias and was infamous for demanding the head of John the Baptist, according to the New Testament.

Here, the head of John has been replaced with the head of Mickey Mouse – an altogether more contemporary evangelist.

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