“Everything I do comes from that attitude I learned from graffiti. A kind of freedom. If I want to do something, I do it. If I want to paint this rooftop, if I want to paint this train, or a place that’s very difficult to access, I’m going to go and paint it. And I’ve kept that attitude with everything I do. I want to do a movie – I’ll do it. I want a nightclub
– I’ll do it.” —
With that being said, when asked by Disney to create a sculpture of Mickey Mouse for a show in Paris, Saraiva did just as he liked—and not, perhaps, to the company’s amusement. Find Saraiva’s work in the Whitney Art Party Sale.