'On The Wall': Michael Jackson seen through the eyes of contemporary artists

29 June 2018 - 11:04 By AFP Relaxnews
'Equestrain Portrait of King Philip II (Michael Jackson)' by Kehinde Wiley is inspired by a Rubens portrait of a Spanish monarch.
'Equestrain Portrait of King Philip II (Michael Jackson)' by Kehinde Wiley is inspired by a Rubens portrait of a Spanish monarch.
Image: Courtesy of Stephan Freidman Gallery, London and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

The British capital's National Portrait Gallery is exploring the influence of the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, who died in 2009, with a landmark exhibition featuring the work of more than 40 artists from around the world.

"Michael Jackson: On the Wall" runs until October 21, 2019, at the London museum.

The "Dinner Jacket" by Micheal Lee Bush, covered in miniature cutlery.
The "Dinner Jacket" by Micheal Lee Bush, covered in miniature cutlery.
Image: Courtesy of John Branca, Julien's Auctions / Summer Evans
Photographer Catherine Opie offers a glimpse inside the home of Elizabeth Taylor, who was a close friend of the late King of Pop.
Photographer Catherine Opie offers a glimpse inside the home of Elizabeth Taylor, who was a close friend of the late King of Pop.
Image: Courtesy of the Artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles
On show for the first time, "Who's Bad" by Faith Ringgold is inspired by Michael Jackson's "BAD" music video.
On show for the first time, "Who's Bad" by Faith Ringgold is inspired by Michael Jackson's "BAD" music video.
Image: Courtesy ACA Galleries, New York (c) Faith Ringgold / ARS, NY and DACS, London 2018
"An Illuminating Path" by David Lachapelle evokes the video for Michael Jackson's hit song, "Billy Jean."
"An Illuminating Path" by David Lachapelle evokes the video for Michael Jackson's hit song, "Billy Jean."
Image: Courtesy of the artist (c) David Lachapelle
"The King of Pop" by Mark Ryden was commissioned by the musician for his 1991 album, "Dangerous."
"The King of Pop" by Mark Ryden was commissioned by the musician for his 1991 album, "Dangerous."
Image: Courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery
'Equestrain Portrait of King Philip II (Michael Jackson)' by Kehinde Wiley is inspired by a Rubens portrait of a Spanish monarch.
'Equestrain Portrait of King Philip II (Michael Jackson)' by Kehinde Wiley is inspired by a Rubens portrait of a Spanish monarch.
Image: Courtesy of Stephan Freidman Gallery, London and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

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