The National Portrait Gallery in London is honoring the legacy of the late Michael Jackson with a monumental exhibition entitled “Michael Jackson: On the Wall.” The presentation will spotlight significant archival works alongside new pieces from over 40 celebrated artists such as David LaChapelle, Donald Urquhart, Dara Birnbaum, Todd Gray and Candice Breitz. Accompanying the artworks is a special edition catalog that boasts KAWS‘ visual homage to Jackson initially printed for the September 2009 issue of Interview Magazine as depicted in the Instagram post below.
“Since Andy Warhol first used his image in 1982, Jackson has become the most depicted cultural figure in visual art by an extraordinary array of leading contemporary artists,” said the gallery in a statement. “Michael Jackson: On the Wall” will aptly launch to the public on June 28. Head over to the National Portrait Gallery’s official website for more details.
National Portrait Gallery
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If you’re in London this week I’m part of the exhibition Michael Jackson: On the Wall at @nationalportraitgallery This landmark exhibition explores the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in contemporary art, spanning several generations of artists across all media. Curated by @nicholascullinan , Director of the National Portrait Gallery, the exhibition opens Thursday 28 June 2018 to coincide with what would have been Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday (on August 29, 2018). Wolfson and Lerner Galleries National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE #MichaelJackson #KAWS #NicholasCullinan #NationalPortraitGallery #London