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Michael Jackson’s Personal Painting as Emperor – COA Family Provenance LOAGo Back
Winning Bid: $250.00
Winning Bid: $250.00
Auction ends: 2020-09-27 00:20
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In the latter stages of his life Michael Jackson’s struggle with self-image was well documented. Becoming reclusive amongst vicious accusations and a bottomless stream of rumours, there’s still a lot we still don’t know about the life and times of the King of Pop.
An aspect of his life that’s recently come to light is his bordering on obsessive love of portrait art. Commissioning several artists over a period of more than 25 years, Jackson was bringing his fairytale fantasies to life through an astounding number of oil paintings and murals.
Months before his death, an exhibit of 1,390 personal items from Neverland Ranch were exhibited in Beverly Hills, providing unprecedented access to the mysterious and secretive property Jackson called home. Among the items were iconic memorabilia such as Jackson’s famous white-jewelled glove, a statue of himself as Batman, and these paintings.
Jackson would hire one artist at a time as his personal portrait painter, the most prolific being David Nordahl who was commissioned and painted for over a 17-year period. He would often pay more than $150,000 for larger artworks by Nordahl. In them, the late King of Pop appears in a variety of intimate poses such as this one seemingly modelled on Michelangelo’s David, with half naked cherubs surrounding the star.
Presented is one of those rare commissioned paintings by Jackson which was done in a similar style as Nordahl. The artist Claudia Bammer shown here was commissioned the same year he died (2009) and although the work was displayed at his home on Sunset (Las Vegas) it was never fully completed. This particular artist did two different paintings with this one being Jackson as an emperor type figure alongside a woman. This mural style art was designed for his bedroom. The art originates from a close family source and measures 3′ x 4′ (feet) on canvas on wood framing.
Authentication: Provenance Letter
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