Papa Duke was a trained animator, and had done work for Disney.
One day, Papa Duke's middle son was in his studio looking through a batch of oil-on-boards. He found an abstract painting, which was unusual for Papa Duke, and said, "Why don't you paint Mickey Mouse over this?"
Papa Duke did, and the result, combining an iconic cartoon character with abstractionism, is nothing short of amazing.
Oil-on-board, 11.5 x 11.5, 1998.